Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Apples? New Hampshire has them, but unsprayed,
    With no suspicion in stem end or blossom end
    Of vitriol or arsenate of lead,
    And so not good for anything but cider.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
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  • ''But no, he only said,
    "Well, there's the storm. That says I must go on.
    That wants me as a war might if it came.
    Ask any man."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Snow."
  • ''"... There's more in it than you're inclined to say.
    Did he look like ?"
    "He looked like anyone.
    I'll never rest tonight unless I know.
    Give me the lantern."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Fear."
  • ''At the end of the row
    I stepped on the toe
    Of an unemployed hoe.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Objection to Being Stepped On."
  • ''It may be a mercy the dark closes round us
    So broodingly soon in every direction.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Too Anxious for Rivers."
  • ''And she never sins by telling the tale
    To the same person twice.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Girl's Garden."
  • ''His work's a man's, of course, from sun to sun,
    But he works when he works as hard as I do
    Though there's small profit in comparisons.
    (Women and men will make them all the same.)''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Servant to Servants."
  • ''I found a dimpled spider, fat and white,
    On a white heal-all, holding up a moth
    Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth—
    Assorted characters of death and blight''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Design (l. 1-4). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''I wish that everything on earth were just
    As certain as the meals we've had. I wish
    The meals we haven't had were, anyway.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In the Home Stretch."
  • ''Just specimens is all New Hampshire has,
    One each of everything as in a show-case
    Which naturally she doesn't care to sell.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. New Hampshire (1923).

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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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Come In

As I came to the edge of the woods,
Thrush music -- hark!
Now if it was dusk outside,
Inside it was dark.

Too dark in the woods for a bird
By sleight of wing
To better its perch for the night,
Though it still could sing.

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