Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''"A man has got to keep his extrication.
    The important thing is not to get bogged down
    In what he has to do to earn a living...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "From Plane to Plane."
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  • ''When we locked up the house at night,
    We always locked the flowers outside
    And cut them off from window light.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Locked Out."
  • ''The rangey bough anticipated fruit
    With snowballs cupped in every opening bud.
    The road alone maintained itself in mud....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Our Singing Strength."
  • ''Some mistake had been made
    No book can explain,
    Some change in the law
    That nobody saw
    Except as a gain.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bad Island Easter."
  • ''"... he's helpless
    In ways that I can hardly tell you of.
    Sometimes he gets possessed to keep accounts
    To see where all the money goes so fast.
    You know how men will be ridiculous.
    But it's just fun the way he gets bedeviled
    If he's untidy now, what will he be?"''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Housekeeper."
  • ''"You know Orion always comes up sideways.
    Throwing a leg up over our fence of mountains,
    And rising on his hands...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Star-Splitter."
  • ''The mind is not the heart.
    I may yet live, as I know others live,
    To wish in vain to let go with the mind
    Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me
    That I need learn to let go with the heart.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Wild Grapes."
  • ''The test is always how we treat the poor.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."
  • ''" ...He spoke to his wife in the door, 'Let me see,
    Mame, we don't know any good berrying place?'
    It was all he could do to keep a straight face."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Blueberries."
  • ''"That's where I reckon Santa Claus comes in
    To be our parents' pseudonymity
    In Christmas giving, so they can escape
    The thanks and let him catch it as a scapegoat...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "From Plane to Plane."

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Best Poem of Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come ...

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After Apple Picking

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still.
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples; I am drowsing off.
I cannot shake the shimmer from my sight

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