Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''If you should rise from Nowhere up to Somewhere,
    From being No one up to being Someone,
    Be sure to keep repeating to yourself
    You owe it to an arbitrary god....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Fear of God."
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  • ''He took the props down used for propping open,
    And set them up again for propping shut,
    The widespread double doors two stories high.
    The advantage-disadvantage of these doors
    Was that tramp taking sanctuary there
    Must leave them unlocked to betray his presence.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Old Barn at the Bottom of the Fogs."
  • ''And this school wasn't keeping anymore,
    Unless for penitents who took their seat
    Upon its doorsteps as at mercy's feet
    To make up for a lack of meditation.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "To the Right Person."
  • ''The moon was waiting for her chill effect.
    I looked at nine: the swarm was turned to rock
    In every lifelike posture of the swarm,
    Transfixed on mountain slopes almost erect.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Hillside Thaw."
  • ''I can't express my feelings, any more
    Than I can raise my voice or want to lift
    My hand (oh, I can lift it when I have to).''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Servant to Servants."
  • ''The heart can think of no devotion
    Greater than being shore to the ocean....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Devotion."
  • ''New is a word for fools in towns who think
    Style upon style in dress and thought at last
    Must get somewhere.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "In the Home Stretch."
  • ''Well, if I have to choose one or the other,
    I choose to be a plain New Hampshire farmer
    With an income in cash of, say, a thousand
    (From, say, a publisher in New York City).
    It's restful to arrive at a decision,
    And restful just to think about New Hampshire.
    At present I am living in Vermont.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
  • ''"Well,
    She has him, then, though what she wants him for
    I don't see."
    "Possibly not for herself.
    Maybe she only wants him for the children."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Snow."
  • ''The city seems in-toppling from a height,
    But she can trust it not to fall tonight.
    (It will be taken down before it falls.)''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Fear of Man."

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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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