Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''The already known had once more been confirmed
    By psychological experiment....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "At Woodward's Gardens."
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  • ''It is the future that creates his present.
    All is an interminable chain of longing.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Escapist—Never."
  • ''The play seems out for an almost infinite run.
    Don't mind a little thing like the actors fighting.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "It Bids Pretty Fair."
  • ''I farm a pasture where the boulders lie
    As touching as a basketful of eggs....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Of the Stones of the Place."
  • ''Then cut down the trees when lumber grown,
    And there's your pristine earth all freed
    From lovely blooming but wasteful weed
    And ready again for the grass to own.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Something for Hope."
  • ''"Well then, it's Granny speaking: 'I dunnow!
    Mebbe I'm wrong to take it as I do.
    There ain't no names quite like the old ones, though,
    Nor never will be to my way of thinking.
    One mustn't bear too hard on the newcomers,
    But there's a dite too many of them for comfort....'"''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Generations of Men."
  • ''What comes over a man, is it soul or mind
    That to no limits and bounds he can stay confined?
    You would say his ambition was to extend the reach
    Clear to the Arctic of every living kind.
    Why is his nature forever so hard to teach
    That though there is no fixed line between wrong and right,
    There are roughly zones whose laws must be obeyed?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "There Are Roughly Zones."
  • ''Out of the mud two strangers came''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Two Tramps in Mud Time (l. 1). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Eyes seeking the response of eyes
    Bring out the stars, bring out the flowers,
    Thus concentrating earth and skies
    So none need be afraid of size.
    All revelation has been ours.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "All Revelation."
  • ''Who said it mattered
    What monkeys did or didn't understand?
    They might not understand a burning-glass.
    They might not understand the sun itself.
    It's knowing what to do with things that counts.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "At Woodward's Gardens."

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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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After Apple Picking

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still.
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples; I am drowsing off.
I cannot shake the shimmer from my sight

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