Robert Frost Quotes
''The already known had once more been confirmedRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "At Woodward's Gardens."
By psychological experiment....''
''It is the future that creates his present.Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "EscapistNever."
All is an interminable chain of longing.''
''The play seems out for an almost infinite run.Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "It Bids Pretty Fair."
Don't mind a little thing like the actors fighting.''
''I farm a pasture where the boulders lieRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Of the Stones of the Place."
As touching as a basketful of eggs....''
''Then cut down the trees when lumber grown,Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Something for Hope."
And there's your pristine earth all freed
From lovely blooming but wasteful weed
And ready again for the grass to own.''
''"Well then, it's Granny speaking: 'I dunnow!Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Generations of Men."
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....'"''
''What comes over a man, is it soul or mindRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "There Are Roughly Zones."
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?''
''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 eyesRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "All Revelation."
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.''
''Who said it matteredRobert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "At Woodward's Gardens."
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.''
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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 ...
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.