Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors.'''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. peot. Mending Wall (l. 27). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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  • ''The sister's face
    Fell all in wrinkles of responsibility.
    She wanted to do right. She'd have to think.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Place for a Third."
  • ''"... But if you shrink from being scared,
    What would you say to war if it should come?
    That's what for reasons I should like to know
    If you can comfort me by any answer."
    "Oh, but war's not for children it's for men."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bonfire."
  • ''Space ails us moderns: we are sick with space.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Lesson for Today."
  • '''Tis of the essence of life here,
    Though we choose greatly, still to lack
    The lasting memory at all clear,
    That life has for us on the wrack
    Nothing but what we somehow chose;
    Thus are we wholly stripped of pride
    In the pain that has but one close,
    Bearing it crushed and mystified.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Trial by Existence."
  • ''For any eye is an evil eye
    That looks in onto a mood apart.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Mood Apart."
  • ''Even while we talk some chemist at Columbia
    Is stealthily contriving wool from jute....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
  • ''And turned on him with such a daunting look,
    He said twice over before he knew himself:
    "Can't a man speak of his own child he's lost?"''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Home Burial."
  • ''Something there is that doesn't love a wall,''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. peot. Mending Wall (l. 1). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Nothing to say to all those marriages!
    She had made three herself to three of his.
    The score was even for them, three to three.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Place for a Third."

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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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