‘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-20th 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.
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 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.