Robert Frost Quotes
Most popular Robert Frost Quotes
Freedom lies in being bold.
Occupy the land with character.
To be social is to be forgiving.
Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
An idea is a feat of association.
The best way out is always through.
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
All the fun is in how you say something.
A poem begins with a lump in the throat.
We love things we love for what they are.
I have been one acquainted with the night.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
Anything more than the truth would be too much.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less travelled by.
Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
A poem may be worked over once it is in being, but may not be worried into being.
You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
No memory of having starred Atones for later disregard Or keeps the end from being hard.
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
My object is living is to unite My avocation with my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight.
A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view.
There's room for only one person...at the top of the steeple...I always meant that person to be me.
My definition of poetry (if I were forced to give one) would be this: words that have become deeds.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or self-confidence.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body—the wishbone.
There are three great things in the world: there is religion, there is science, and there is gossip.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The figure is the same as for love.
The difference between a man and his valet: they both smoke the same cigars, but only one pays for them.
A man will sometimes devote all his life to the development of only one part of his body — the wishbone.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the road 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 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.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness. I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
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.
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
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.
And were an epitaph to be my story, I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true. Cling to it long enough, and it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words.
The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.