Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Blood has been harder to dam back than water.
    Just when we think we have it impounded safe
    Behind new barrier walls (and let it chafe!),
    It breaks away in some new kind of slaughter.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Flood, The."
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  • ''If it was not wise,
    Tell me why the East
    Seemingly has ceased
    From its long stagnation
    In mere meditation.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Kitty Hawk."
  • ''An earthly dog of the carriage breed;
    Who, having failed of the modern speed,
    Now asked asylum and I was stirred
    To be the one so dog-preferred.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "One More Brevity."
  • ''God turned to speak to me
    (Don't anybody laugh);
    God found I wasn't there
    At least not over half.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Ten Mills, "IX. Not All There."
  • ''For months it hasn't known the taste of steel
    Washed down with rusty water in a tin.
    But standing outdoors hungry, in the cold,
    Except in towns at night, is not a sin.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Grindstone."
  • ''Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Self-Seeker.
  • ''Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Vogue (New York, March 14, 1963).
  • ''The city is all right. To live in one
    Is to be civilized, stay up and read
    Or sing and dance all night and see sunrise
    By waiting up instead of getting up.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Mercy."
  • ''The only native tree that dares to lean,
    Relying on its beauty, to the air.
    (Less brave perhaps than trusting are the fair.)''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Young Birch."
  • ''All for me? And not a question
    For the faded flowers gay
    That could take me from beside you
    For the ages of a day?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Flower-Gathering."

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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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Revelation

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.

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