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Robert Frost
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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. Robert Frost

The rose is a rose, And was always a rose. But the theory now goes That the apple's a rose. Robert Frost

God turned to speak to me (Don't anybody laugh); God found I wasn't there At least not over half. Robert Frost

God once declared He was true And then took the veil and withdrew.... Robert Frost

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? Robert Frost

Everything written is as good as it is dramatic. It need not declare itself in form, but it is drama or nothing. Robert Frost

We disparage reason. But all the time it's what we're most concerned with. There's will as motor and there's will as brakes. Reason is, I suppose, the steering gear. Robert Frost

The test is always how we treat the poor. Robert Frost

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

Oh, give us pleasure in the orch-ard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night. Robert Frost

I met a Californian who would Talk California-a state so blessed, He said, in climate, none had ever died there A natural death. Robert Frost

Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich. Robert Frost

There are tones of voices that mean more than words. Robert Frost

Both T.S. Eliot and I like to play, but I like to play euchre, while he likes to play Eucharist. Robert Frost

The trees that have it in their pent-up buds To darken nature and be summer woods - Robert Frost

Don't let him cut my hand off- The doctor, when he comes. Don't let him, sister! So. But the hand was gone already. Robert Frost

Her crop was a miscellany When all was said and done, A little bit of everything, A great deal of none. Robert Frost

I turned to speak to God About the world's despair But to make bad matters worse I found God wasn't there. God turned to speak to me (Don't anybody laugh) God found I wasn't there At least not over half. Robert Frost

Keep cold, young orchard. Goodbye and keep cold. Dread fifty above more than fifty below. Robert Frost

I'd like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate wilfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better. 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. Robert Frost

Summoning artists to participate In the august occasions of the state Seems something artists ought to celebrate. Today is for my cause a day of days. Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

In A Glass of Cider It seemed I was a mite of sediment That waited for the bottom to ferment So I could catch a bubble in ascent. I rode up on one till the bubble burst, And when that left me to sink back reversed I was no worse off than I was at first. I'd catch another bubble if I waited. The thing was to get now and then elated. Robert Frost

I believe in teaching, but I don't believe in going to school. Robert Frost

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. Robert Frost

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman. Robert Frost

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. Robert Frost

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy. Robert Frost

One aged man - one man - can't fill a house. Robert Frost

An idea is a feat of association. Robert Frost

What you want, what you're hanging around in the world waiting for, is for something to occur to you. Robert Frost

Trust him to have his bitter politics Against his unacquaintances the rich Who sleep in houses of their own, though mortgaged. Conservatives, they don't know what to save. Robert Frost

I could give all to Time except-except What I myself have held. Robert Frost

But I may be one who does not care Ever to have tree bloom or bear. Robert Frost

I own I never really warmed To the reformer or reformed. And yet conversion has its place Not halfway down the scale of grace. Robert Frost

I have wished a bird would fly away, And not sing by my house all day.... Robert Frost

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. Robert Frost

We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. Robert Frost

I don't like to see things on purpose. I like them to soak in. A friend . . . asked me to go to the top of the Empire State Building once, and I told him that he shouldn't treat New York as a sight-it's feeling, an emotional experience. And the same with every place else. Robert Frost

It's hard to get into this world and hard to get out of it, and what's in between doesn't make much sense. Robert Frost

One of the hardest things in life to accept is a called third strike. Robert Frost

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. Robert Frost

I do not see why I should e"er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear. They would not find me changed from him they knew - Only more sure of all I thought was true. Robert Frost

You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference. Robert Frost

A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness 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 words. Robert Frost

The poet, as everyone knows, must strike his individual note sometime between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five. He may hold it a long time, or a short time, but it is then that he must strike it or never. School and college have been conducted with the almost express purpose of keeping him busy with something else till the danger of his ever creating anything is past. Robert Frost

A true sonnet goes eight lines and then takes a turn for better or worse and goes six or eight lines more. Robert Frost

Man that is of woman born is apt to be as vain has his mother. Robert Frost

It takes all sorts of in and outdoor schooling To get adapted to my kind of fooling. Robert Frost

Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away / You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen. Robert Frost

What is required is sight and insight- then you might add one more: excite. Robert Frost

The people I am most afraid of are those who are the most afraid. Robert Frost

The sidelong glance is what you depend on. Robert Frost

The best way for a person to have happy thoughts is to count his blessings and not his cash. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Robert Frost

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 the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words. Robert Frost

I'd like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate willfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better. Robert Frost

Tree at my window, window tree, My sash is lowered when night comes on; But let there never be curtain drawn Between you and me. Robert Frost

People are inexterminable - like flies and bed-bugs. There will always be some that survive in cracks and crevices - that's us. Robert Frost

He would declare and could himself believe That the birds there in all the garden round From having heard the daylong voice of Eve Had added to their own an oversound, Her tone of meaning but without the words. Robert Frost

Wind goes from farm to farm in wave on wave, But carries no cry of what is hoped to be. There may be little or much beyond the grave, But the strong are saying nothing until they see. Robert Frost

My words are nearly always an offense. I don't know how to speak of anything So as to please you. But I might be taught, I should suppose. I can't say I see how. Robert Frost

I am not a teacher, but an awakener. Robert Frost

Life is tons of discipline. Your first discipline is your vocabulary; then your grammar and your punctuation... Then, in your exuberance and bounding energy you say you're going to add to that. Then you add rhyme and meter. And your delight is in that. Robert Frost

Just specimens is all New Hampshire has, One each of everything as in a show-case Which naturally she doesn't care to sell. Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. Robert Frost

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. Robert Frost

End is a gloomy word. Robert Frost

The Vermont mountains stretch extended straight; New Hampshire mountains curl up in a coil. Robert Frost

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. It is this backward motion toward the source, Against the stream, that most we see ourselves in, The tribute of the current to the source. It is from this in nature we are from. It is most us. Robert Frost



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