Robert Frost

159Robert Frost Quotes

American Poet born on March 26, 1874, died on January 29, 1963

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named Poet laureate of Vermont... (source)

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. view quote

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. view quote

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. view quote

The best way out is always through. view quote

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. view quote

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. view quote

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. view quote

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense. view quote

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. view quote

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. view quote

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