Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''The path was a vague parting in the grass
    That led us to a weathered windowsill.
    We pressed our faces to the pane. "You see," he said,
    "Everything's as she left it when she died...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Black Cottage."
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  • ''Not to sink under being man and wife,
    But get some color and music out of life?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Investment."
  • ''She drew back; he was calm
    'It is this that had the power,'
    And he lashed his open palm
    With the tender-headed flower.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Subverted Flower (l. 1-4). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''There isn't any universal reason;
    And no one but a man would think there was.
    You don't catch women trying to be Plato.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."
  • ''Yet some say Love by being thrall
    And simply staying possesses all
    In several beauty that Thought fares far
    To find fused in another star.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Bond and Free."
  • ''"... Keep cold, young orchard. Good-by and keep cold.
    Dread fifty above more than fifty below."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Good-by and Keep Cold."
  • ''The house one story high in front, three stories
    On the end it presented to the road.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Maple."
  • ''Owning a wife with him meant owning her.
    She wasn't anybody else's business,
    Either to praise her or so much as name her,
    And he'd thank people not to think of her.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Paul's Wife."
  • ''Most of the change we think we see in life
    Is due to truths being in and out of favor.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Black Cottage, North of Boston (1914).
  • ''Builder, in building the little house,
    In every way you may please yourself;
    But please please me in the kitchen chimney:
    Don't build me a chimney upon a shelf.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Kitchen Chimney."

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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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Come In

As I came to the edge of the woods,
Thrush music -- hark!
Now if it was dusk outside,
Inside it was dark.

Too dark in the woods for a bird
By sleight of wing
To better its perch for the night,
Though it still could sing.

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