Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''He said he couldn't make the boy believe
    He could find water with a hazel prong—
    Which showed how much good school had ever done him.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Death of the Hired Man (l. 84-86). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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  • ''She would refuse love safe with wealth and honor!
    The lovely shall be choosers, shall they?
    Then let them choose!'''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Lovely Shall Be Choosers (l. 6-8). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''He thought that I was after him for a feather—
    The white one in his tail; like one who takes
    Everything said as personal to himself.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Wood-Pile (l. 14-16). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''I have a mind myself and recognize
    Mind when I meet with it in any guise.
    No one can know how glad I am to find
    On any sheet the least display of mind.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Considerable Speck."
  • ''Such was life in the Golden Gate:
    Gold dusted all we drank and ate,
    And I was one of the children told,
    "We all must eat our peck of gold."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Peck of Gold."
  • '''Twas Age imposed on poems
    Their gather-roses burden
    To warn against the danger
    That overtakes lovers
    From being overflooded
    With happiness should have it
    And yet not know they have it.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Carpe Diem."
  • ''Freedom is slavery some poets tell us.
    Enslave yourself to the right leader's truth,
    Christ's or Karl Marx', and it will set you free.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "How Hard It Is to Keep From Being King When It's in You and in the Situation."
  • ''Do you know,
    Considering the market, there are more
    Poems produced than any other thing?
    No wonder''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''People are inexterminable—like flies and bed-bugs. There will always be some that survive in cracks and crevices—that's us.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Quoted in Observer (London, March 29, 1959).
  • ''Part of a moon was falling down the west,
    Dragging the whole sky with it to the hills.
    Its light poured softly in her lap. She saw
    And spread her apron to it.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Death of the Hired Man (l. 105-108). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.

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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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Revelation

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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