Robert Frost Quotes

It comes down to a doubt about the wisdom Of having children after having had them, So there is nothing we can do about it But warn the children they perhaps should have none.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."
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 (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Birches (l. 48-53). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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 (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Fragmentary Blue."
Leaves and bark, leaves and bark, To lean against and hear in the dark. Petals I may have once pursued. Leaves are all my darker mood.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Leaves Compared with Flowers."
There is much in nature against us. But we forget: Take nature altogether since time began, Including human nature, in peace and war, And it must be a little more in favor of man....
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Our Hold on the Planet."
Were they told they were free And persuaded to see Something in it for them?
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bad Island Easter."
"... Estelle's run off." "Yes, what's it all about? When did she go?" "Two weeks since." "She's in earnest, it appears."
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Housekeeper."
I wonder about the trees. Why do we wish to bear Forever the noise of these More than another noise So close to our dwelling place?
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Sound of Trees."
I had not taken the first step in knowledge; I had not learned to let go with the hands, As still I have not learned to with the heart....
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Wild Grapes."
You're no feminist. You have it in for women, she believes. Kipling invokes You as Lord God of Hosts. She'd like to know how You would take a prayer That started off Lord God of Hostesses.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Reason."