100 Awesome Quotes By Robert Frost To Make Your Day
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‘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.’ – Words from Robert Frost’s masterpiece ‘Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening’ clearly display the artistic brilliance that the poet was endowed with. Clearly, one of the most widely read and loved American poets, and one of the greatest that mankind has ever seen, Frost was popular for depicting rural life on poetry using American colloquial speech. He was a four times Pulitzer Prize winner and the Inaugural Poet for President Kennedy. He was also popularly known as the unofficial poet laureate of the United States in the mid-20
th century. In the peak of his career, Frost became one of America's rare public literary figures and was an artistic institution in himself. Amongst the numerous honors that he was felicitated with during his lifetime, Frost was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his poetic works. He was even named poet laureate of Vermont. Just as his poetic works, Frost’s quotes are equally lauded for their deep inner meaning and inspiring nature. His quotes cover all the modern aspects of life and living and give readers a new outlook to look at things and situations. Listed below are some of the well-known quotes by Robert Frost.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. We love the things we love for what they are. These 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. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane. Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me. Freedom lies in being bold. The best way out is always through. Poetry is what gets lost in translation. 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. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. I am not a teacher, but an awakener. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. 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. Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in. The rain to the wind said,
You push and I'll pelt.'
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged--though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt. Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed. They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars—on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places. Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies. I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to the ocean-
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition. Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected. How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you? 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. A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. We dance round in a ring and suppose,
But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. How many things would you attempt
If you knew you could not fail Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves. A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. We ran as if to meet the moon. 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. Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That's voting. The middle of the road is where the white line is—and that’s the worst place to drive. 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. Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out. 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. Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the world. I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school. Oh, come forth into the storm and rout
And be my love in the rain. By faithfully working eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. You're always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem? I just believed it. The most creative thing in us is to believe in a thing. 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. A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body— the wishbone. A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. Families break up when they get hints you don't intend and miss hints that you do. I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. Good fences make good neighbors. Anything more than the truth would be too much. Come over the hills and far with me
And be my love in the rain. You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. 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? Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. I turned to speak to God
About the world's despair
But to make bad matters worse
I found God wasn't there. What we live by we die by. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard. 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. The mind-is not the heart.
I may yet live, as I know others live,
To wish in vain to let go with the mind-
Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me
That I need learn to let go with the heart. My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane. I would not come in.
I meant not even if asked,
And I hadn't been. Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation,
As my two eyes make one in sight. The hurt is not enough: I long for weight and strength. To feel the earth as rough to all my length So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be. Hope is not found in a way out but a way through. Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so. For I have had too much
Of apple-picking:I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired. 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... You, of course, are a rose--
But were always a rose. A poet never takes notes..you never take notes in a Love Affair. When I was young, I was so interested in baseball that my family was afraid I'd waste my life and be a pitcher. Later they were afraid I'd waste my life and be a poet. They were right. The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism. For dear me, why abandon a belief
Merely because it ceases to be true What is done is done for the love of it- or not really done at all. Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent.
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To know that for destruction ice
Is also great
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.
Life must be kept up at a great rate in order to absorb any considerable amount of learning.
I dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago.
I dwell with a strangely aching heart
In that vanished abode there far apart
Our very life depends on everythings' recurring til we answer from within. So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.