Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''He showed me that the lines of a good helve
    Were native to the grain before the knife
    Expressed them, and its curves were no false curves
    Put on it from without.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Ax-Helve."
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  • ''Sudden and swift and light as that
    The ties gave,
    And he learned of finalities
    Beside the grave.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Hill Wife, "V. The Impulse."
  • ''"... I have to take
    What I can get. You see they have the feet,
    Which gives them the advantage in the trade.
    I can't get back the feet in any case."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Self-Seeker."
  • ''(The black stream, catching on a sunken rock,
    Flung backward on itself in one white wave,
    And the white water rode the black forever.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. West-running Brook (l. 24-26). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''"The city's grotesque iron skeletons
    Would knock their drunken penthouse heads together
    And cake their concrete dirt off in the streets."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Mercy."
  • ''they seem not to break; though once they are bowed
    So low for long, they never right themselves:''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Birches (l. 15-16). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Our venture in revolution and outlawry
    Has justified itself in freedom's story
    Right down to now in glory upon glory.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration."
  • ''"Nothing can go up
    But it must come down."
    Earth is still our fate.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Kitty Hawk."
  • ''Life is not so sinister-grave.
    Matter of fact has made them brave.
    He is husband, she is wife.
    She fears not him, they fear not life.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "On the Heart's Beginning to Cloud the Mind."
  • ''Hard if, though cast away for life with Yankees,
    A Frenchman couldn't get his human rating!''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Ax-Helve."

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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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