Robert Frost (Writer)

#14170 Robert Frost

It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound — that he will never get over it. .

Robert Frost Quotes about men
#14171 Robert Frost

Most of the change we think we see in life Is due to truths being in and out of favor. .

Robert Frost Quotes about life
#14172 Robert Frost

We've looked and looked, but after all where are we? Do we know any better where we are, And how it stands between the night tonight And a man with a smoky lantern chimney? How different from the way it ever stood? .

Robert Frost Quotes about man
#14173 Robert Frost

Everything written is as good as it is dramatic. It need not declare itself in form, but it is drama or nothing. .

Robert Frost Quotes about self
#14174 Robert Frost

Summoning artists to participate In the august occasions of the state Seems something artists ought to celebrate. Today is for my cause a day of days. .

Robert Frost Quotes about art
#14175 Robert Frost

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life — It goes on. .

Robert Frost Quotes about life
#14176 Robert Frost

The best way out is always through. .

Robert Frost Quotes about best
#14177 Robert Frost

"I had a lover's quarrel with the world.":engraved on his tomb at Bennington in Vermont, excerpt of the last line from the poem: "The Lesson for Today" (1942), in the collection of the same year "A Witness Tree" .

Robert Frost Quotes about love
#14178 Robert Frost

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 Quotes about life
#14179 Robert Frost

The world is full of willing people, some willing to , the rest willing to let them. .

Robert Frost Quotes about people
#14180 Robert Frost

To be social is to be forgiving. .

Robert Frost Quotes about giving
#14181 Robert Frost

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. .

Robert Frost Quotes about people
#14182 Robert Frost

We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the Secret sits in the middle and knows. .

Robert Frost Quotes about dance
#14183 Robert Frost

Ends and beginnings—there are no such things. There are only middles. .

Robert Frost Quotes about end
#14184 Robert Frost

There may be little or much beyond the grave, But the strong are saying nothing until they see. .

Robert Frost Quotes about strong
#14185 Robert Frost

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. .

Robert Frost Quotes about you
#14186 Robert Frost

We disparage reason. But all the time it’s what we’re most concerned with. There’s will as motor and there’s will as brakes. Reason is, I suppose, the steering gear. .

Robert Frost Quotes about time
#14187 Robert Frost

Men work together, wether they work together or apart. .

Robert Frost Quotes about art
#14188 Robert Frost

All is an interminable chain of longing. .

Robert Frost Quotes about longing
#14189 Robert Frost

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. .

Robert Frost Quotes about desire
#14190 Robert Frost

I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep. .

Robert Frost Quotes about sleep
#14191 Robert Frost

The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows. .

Robert Frost Quotes about dream
#14192 Robert Frost

“Men work together,” I told him from the heart, “Whether they work together or apart.” .

Robert Frost Quotes about art
#14193 Robert Frost

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving. .

Robert Frost Quotes about people
#14195 Robert Frost

I do not see why I should e'er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear. They would not find me changed from him they knew — Only more sure of all I thought was true. .

Robert Frost Quotes about change
#14196 Robert Frost

Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season? .

Robert Frost Quotes about love
#14197 Robert Frost

I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha’n’t be gone long. — You come too. .

Robert Frost Quotes about past
#14198 Robert Frost

And nothing to look backward to with pride, And nothing to look forward to with hope. .

Robert Frost Quotes about hope
#14199 Robert Frost

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in. .

Robert Frost Quotes about you
#14200 Robert Frost

The nearest friends can go With anyone to death, comes so far short They might as well not try to go at all. No, from the time when one is sick to death, One is alone, and he dies more alone. Friends make pretence of following to the grave, But before one is in it, their minds are turned And making the best of their way back to life And living people, and things they understand. .

Robert Frost Quotes about life
#14203 Robert Frost

Pressed into service means pressed out of shape. .

Robert Frost Quotes about service
#14204 Robert Frost

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. .

Robert Frost Quotes about think
#14205 Robert Frost

A poem...begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion finds the thought and the thought finds the words. .

Robert Frost Quotes about love
#14206 Robert Frost

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. .

Robert Frost Quotes about travel
#14207 Robert Frost

The Hyla breed That shouted in the mist a month ago, Like ghost of sleigh-bells in a ghost of snow. .

Robert Frost Quotes about snow
#14208 Robert Frost

We love the things we love for what they are. .

Robert Frost Quotes about love
#14209 Robert Frost

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep,And miles to go before I sleep. .

Robert Frost Quotes about love
#14210 Robert Frost

“My dear, It’s who first thought the thought. You’re searching, Joe,For things that don’t exist; I mean beginnings. Ends and beginnings—there are no such things. There are only middles. .

Robert Frost Quotes about thought
#14211 Robert Frost

I’d like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate willfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth’s the right place for love: I don’t know where it’s likely to go better. .

Robert Frost Quotes about love
#14212 Robert Frost

I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree, And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back.One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. .

Robert Frost Quotes about war
#14213 Robert Frost

I shall set forth for somewhere, I shall make the reckless choice Some day when they are in voice And tossing so as to scare The white clouds over them on. I shall have less to say, But I shall be gone. .

Robert Frost Quotes about choice
#14214 Robert Frost

Do you know, Considering the market, there are more Poems produced than any other thing? No wonder poets sometimes have to seem So much more businesslike than businessmen. Their wares are so much harder to get rid of. .

Robert Frost Quotes about war
#14215 Robert Frost

The Vermont mountains stretch extended straight; New Hampshire mountains curl up in a coil. .

Robert Frost Quotes about end
#14216 Robert Frost

Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. .

Robert Frost Quotes about grief
#14217 Robert Frost

The snake stood up for evil in the Garden. .

Robert Frost Quotes about evil
#14218 Robert Frost

Why make so much of fragmentary blue In here and there a bird, or butterfly, Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye, When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue. .

Robert Frost Quotes about men
#14219 Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. .

Robert Frost Quotes about world
#14220 Robert Frost

The way a crow Shook down on me The dust ofFrom a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued. .

Robert Frost Quotes about art
#14221 Robert Frost

And then we saw him bolt. We heard the miniature thunder where he fled, And we saw him, or thought we saw him, dim and gray, Like a shadow across instead of behind the flakes. .

Robert Frost Quotes about thought
#14222 Robert Frost

Love at the lips was touch As sweet as I could bear; And once that seemed too much; I lived on air .

Robert Frost Quotes about live

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