Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''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).
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  • ''But not gold in commercial quantities,
    Just enough gold to make the engagement rings
    And marriage rings of those who owned the farm.
    What gold more innocent could one have asked for?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''Only you women have to put these airs on
    To impress men. You've got us so ashamed
    Of being men we can't look at a good fight
    Between two boys and not feel bound to stop it.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Snow."
  • ''And then the voice again: "You seem afraid.
    I saw by the way you whipped up the horse.
    I'll just come forward in the lantern-light
    And let you see."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Fear."
  • ''The first tool I step on
    Turned into a weapon.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Objection to Being Stepped On."
  • ''And how much longer a story has science
    Before she must put out the light on the children
    And tell them the rest of the story is dreaming?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Too Anxious for Rivers."
  • ''Her crop was a miscellany
    When all was said and done,
    A little bit of everything,
    A great deal of none.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Girl's Garden."
  • ''Len says one steady pull more ought to do it.
    He says the best way out is always through.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Servant to Servants."
  • ''They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
    Between stars—on stars where no human race is.
    I have it in me so much nearer home
    To scare myself with my own desert places.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Desert Places, A Further Range (1936).
  • ''"It's good luck when you move in to begin
    With good luck with your stovepipe. Never mind,
    It's not so bad in the country, settled down,
    When people're getting on in life. You'll like it."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In the Home Stretch."

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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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