Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Haven't you heard, though,
    About the ships where war has found them out
    At sea, about the towns where war has come
    Through opening clouds at night with droning speed
    Further o'erhead than all but stars and angels
    And children in the ships and in the towns?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bonfire."
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  • ''I would have written of me on my stone:
    I had a lover's quarrel with the world.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Lesson for Today."
  • ''Even the bravest that are slain
    Shall not dissemble their surprise
    On waking to find valor reign,
    Even as on earth, in paradise....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Trial by Existence."
  • ''Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Address, May 17, 1935, Milton Academy, Massachusetts.
  • ''Four or five whippoorwills
    Have come down from their native ledge
    To the open country edge
    To give us a piece of their bills.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Nature Note."
  • ''Steal away and stay away.
    Don't join too many gangs. Join few if any.
    Join the United States and join the family
    But not much in between unless a college.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
  • ''A man must partly give up being a man
    With womenfolk.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Home Burial."
  • ''Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
    And wants it down.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Mending Wall, North of Boston (1914).
  • ''And weren't there special cemetery flowers,
    That, once grief sets to growing, grief may rest:
    The flowers will go on with grief awhile,
    And no one seem neglecting or neglected?
    A prudent grief will not despise such aids.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Place for a Third."
  • ''"Oh, let's go up the hill and scare ourselves,
    As reckless as the best of them tonight,
    By setting fire to all the brush we piled
    With pitchy hands to wait for rain or snow...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bonfire."

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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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We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

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