Robert Frost Quotes

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Freedom lies in being bold.

Robert Frost

How the cold creeps as the fire dies.

Robert Frost (Storm Fear, 1917)

The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost (A Servant to Servants, 1914)

I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.

Robert Frost (Wall Street Journal, 1969)

Let me be the one, to do what is done.

Robert Frost (Ten Mills - Assertive, 1936)

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

Robert Frost

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.

Robert Frost (The Figure a Poem Makes, 1939)

We love the things we love for what they are.

Robert Frost (Hyla Brook, 1920)

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

Robert Frost

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Robert Frost (Birches)

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew.

Robert Frost (NY Times, 1955)

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.

Robert Frost (Fire and Ice, 1923)

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Robert Frost

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Robert Frost

A man must partly give up being a man with womenfolk.

Robert Frost

It is only a moment here and a moment there that the greatest writer has.

Robert Frost (Home Burial, 1915)

Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.

Robert Frost (Mending Wall, 1914)

Earth’s the right place for love: I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.

Robert Frost (Birches)

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

Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost (The Death of the Hired Man, 1914)

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.

Robert Frost (Interview in Writers at Work, 1963)

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

Robert Frost (The Black Cottage, 1914)

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.

Robert Frost

The world has room to make a bear feel free; The universe seems cramped to you and me.

Robert Frost (The Bear)

A complete poem is one where an emotion finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (Letter to Louis Untermeyer, 1916)

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.

Robert Frost

All those who try to go it sole alone, Too proud to be beholden for relief, Are absolutely sure to come to grief.

Robert Frost (Haec Fabula Docet, 1947)

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

Robert Frost

Courage is of the heart by derivation,
And great it is. But fear is of the soul.

Robert Frost (A Masque of Mercy, 1947)

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.

Robert Frost (In the Clearing, 1962)

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Robert Frost Biography

Born: March 26, 1874
Died: January 29, 1963

Robert Frost was an American poet. Frost and his poetry was and still is held in great esteem. He is best known for his realistic depictions of the life in the countryside.

Notable Works

Mending Wall (1914)
The Death of the Hired Man (1915)
The Road Not Taken (1916)
Out, Out (1916)
Fire and Ice (1920)
Nothing Gold Can Stay (1923)
Acquainted with the Night (1928)

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