Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''He looks on the bright side of everything,
    Including me. He thinks I'll be all right
    With doctoring. But it's not medicine
    Lowe is the only doctor's dared to say so
    It's rest I want there, I have said it out....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Servant to Servants."
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  • ''Ants are a curious race;''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Departmental (l. 13). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.... The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Interview in Writers at Work, Second Series, ed. George Plimpton (1963).
  • ''Nothing not built with hands of course is sacred.
    But here is not a question of what's sacred;
    Rather of what to face or run away from.
    I'd hate to be a runaway from nature.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''Far star that tickles for me my sensitive plate
    And fries a couple of ebon atoms white....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Skeptic."
  • ''I always have felt strange when we came home
    To the dark house after so long an absence,
    And the key rattled loudly into place
    Seemed to warn someone to be getting out
    At one door as we entered at another.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Fear."
  • ''The birds that came to it through the air
    At broken windows flew out and in,
    Their murmur more like the sigh we sigh
    From too much dwelling on what has been.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Need of Being Versed in Country Things (l. 13-16). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''The hurt is not enough:
    I long for weight and strength
    To feel the earth as rough
    To all my length.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. To Earthward (l. 29-32). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''I turned and looked back up at the sky,
    Where we still look to ask the why
    Of everything below.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Afterflakes."
  • ''And I looked to be happy, and I was,
    As I said, for a while but I don't know!
    Somehow the change wore out like a prescription.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Servant to Servants."

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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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