Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. Profoundly inspirational Robert Frost quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.
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Famous Robert Frost Quotes
For me the initial delight is in the surprise of remembering something I didn’t know I knew. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew.
There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won’t, and that’s a wife who can’t cook and will.
Far more violence has been done in obeying the law than in breaking the law.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.
We get twitted now and then on how we made this country. Well, we took the whole business, of course. It’s not just that corner that we took from Mexico. When we got it all together, we got a very shapely country-the best continental cut in all the world, between the two oceans and in the right temperature zone.
We can make a little order where we are, and then the big sweep of history on which we can have no effect doesn’t overwhelm us. We do it with colors, with a garden, with the furnishings of a room, or with sounds and words. We make a little form, and we gain composure.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.
Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.
If there is one thing in life that I have learned about life it is… it goes on.
Don’t join too many gangs. Join few if any. Join the United States and join the family- But not much in between unless a college.
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
A voice said, Look me in the stars And tell me truly, men of earth, If all the soul-and-body scars Were not too much to pay for birth.
Inspirational Robert Frost Quotes
Of all crimes the worst Is to steal the glory From the great and brave, Even more accursed Than to rob the grave.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
I never knew what was meant by choice of words. It was one word or none.
What is done is done for the love of it- or not really done at all.
You’ve got to love what’s lovable, and hate what’s hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.
Our life runs down in sending up the clock. The brook runs down in sending up our life. The sun runs down in sending up the brook. And there is something sending up the sun.
Families break up when they get hints you don’t intend and miss hints that you do.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.
The test is always how we treat the poor.
The best way out is always through.
Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?
Unless I’m wrong I but obey The urge of a song: I’m-bound-away! And I may return If dissatisfied With what I learn From having died.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom… in a clarification of life – not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion.
The Vermont mountains stretch extended straight; New Hampshire mountains curl up in a coil.
Men work together, whether they work together or apart.
The rose is a rose, And was always a rose. But the theory now goes That the apple’s a rose, And the pear is, and so’s The plum, I suppose. The dear only knows What will next prove a rose. You, of course, are a rose – But were always a rose.
You can’t get too much winter in the winter.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
I heard someone say he [Carl Sandburg] was the kind of writer who had everything to gain and nothing to lose by being translated into another language.
There are tones of voices that mean more than words.
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.
We ran as if to meet the moon.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
Earth would soon. Be uninhabitable as the moon. What for that matter had it ever been? Who advised man to come and live there in?
The only way around is through.
I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.
Come grow old with me, for the best is yet to come!
Freedom is slavery some poets tell us. Enslave yourself to the right leader’s truth, Christ’s or Karl Marx’, and it will set you free.
The best thing we’re put here for’s to see; The strongest thing that’s given us to see with’s a telescope. Someone in every town, seems to me, owes it to the town to keep one.
God made a beauteous garden With lovely flowers strown, But one straight, narrow pathway That was not overgrown. And to this beauteous garden He brought mankind to live, And said To you, my children, These lovely flowers I give. Prune ye my vines and fig trees, With care my flowers tend, But keep the pathway open Your home is at the end. God’s Garden
Amazing Robert Frost Quotes
The trees that have it in their pent-up budsTo darken nature and be summer woods.
An idea comes as near to something for nothing as you can get.
Let cloud shapes swarm, / Let chaos storm, / I wait for form.
I see for Nature no defeat In one tree’s overthrow Or for myself in my retreat For yet another blow.
A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor’s point of view.
Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.
But strictly held by none, is loosely bound By countless silken ties of love and thought To everything on earth the compass round, And only by one’s going slightly taut In the capriciousness of summer air Is of the slightest bondage made aware.
Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That’s voting.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
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?
We cannot tell some people what it is believe, partly because they are too stupid to understand, partly because we are too proudly vague to explain.
I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
You’ve often heard me say – perhaps too often – that poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation. That little poem means just what it says and it says what it means, nothing less but nothing more.
Courage is the human virtue that counts most-courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That’s all any of us have.
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.
Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Any work of art must first of all tell a story.
Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he does so by making a garden and building a wall.
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.
Keats mourned that the rainbow, which as a boy had been for him a magic thing, had lost its glory because the physicists had found it resulted merely from the refraction of the sunlight by the raindrops. Yet knowledge of its causation could not spoil the rainbow for me. I am sure that it is not given to man to be omniscient. There will always be something left to know, something to excite the imagination of the poet and those attuned to the great world in which they live (p. 64)
Meditate nothing. Learn to contemplate. Contemplate glory. There will be a light. Contemplate Truth until it burns your eyes out.
Keep all ur troubles in ur own pocket. But, make sure that the pocket has a hole!
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
I always entertain great hopes.
It should be of the pleasure of a poem itself to tell how it can. The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The figure is the same for love.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
And go along with you ere you lose sight Of what you came for and become like me,Slave to a springtime passion for the earth. How love burns through the Putting in the Seed On through the watching for that early birth When, just as the soil tarnishes with weed,The sturdy seedling with arched body comes Shouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes Is the deed ever truly done For Heaven and the future’s sakes