Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''I have been one acquainted with the night.
    I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
    I have outwalked the furthest city light.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Acquainted with the Night (l. 1-3). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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  • ''They listen for me in the bedroom
    To ask me a thing or two
    About who is too old to go walking,
    With too much stress on the who.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Record Stride."
  • ''"A thousand Christmas trees! at what apiece?"
    He felt some need of softening that to me:
    "A thousand trees would come to thirty dollars."
    Then I was certain I had never meant
    To let him have them.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Christmas Trees."
  • ''Its bed is left a faded paper sheet
    Of dead leaves stuck together by the heat
    A brook to none but who remember long.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Hyla Brook."
  • ''I'm what is called a sensibilitist,
    Or otherwise an environmentalist.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''On the bare upland pasture there had spread
    O'ernight 'twixt mullein stalks a wheel of thread
    And straining cables wet with silver dew.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Range-finding (l. 9-11). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''When after talk with other men
    A man comes back to a woman again
    He tells her as much of blood and dirt
    As he thinks will do her not too much hurt.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Discovery of the Madeiras."
  • ''The author of these words,
    Whose lifelong unconcern
    Has been with flocks and herds
    For what they didn't earn.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Milky Way Is a Cowpath."
  • ''Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Title of a poem, A Witness Tree (1942).
  • ''All we who prefer to live
    Have a little whistle we give,
    And flash, at the least alarm
    We dive down under the farm.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Drumlin Woodchuck."

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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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Out, Out

The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard
And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,
Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.
And from there those that lifted eyes could count
Five mountain ranges one behind the other
Under the sunset far into Vermont.
And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled,
As it ran light, or had to bear a load.
And nothing happened: day was all but done.

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