Robert Frost Quotes

Haven't you heard, though, About the ships where war has found them out At sea, about the towns where war has come Through opening clouds at night with droning speed Further o'erhead than all but stars and angels And children in the ships and in the towns?
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bonfire."
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Lesson for Today."
Even the bravest that are slain Shall not dissemble their surprise On waking to find valor reign, Even as on earth, in paradise....
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Trial by Existence."
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Address, May 17, 1935, Milton Academy, Massachusetts.
Four or five whippoorwills Have come down from their native ledge To the open country edge To give us a piece of their bills.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Nature Note."
Steal away and stay away. Don't join too many gangs. Join few if any. Join the United States and join the family But not much in between unless a college.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
A man must partly give up being a man With womenfolk.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Home Burial."
Something there is that doesn't love a wall, And wants it down.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Mending Wall, North of Boston (1914).
And weren't there special cemetery flowers, That, once grief sets to growing, grief may rest: The flowers will go on with grief awhile, And no one seem neglecting or neglected? A prudent grief will not despise such aids.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Place for a Third."
"Oh, let's go up the hill and scare ourselves, As reckless as the best of them tonight, By setting fire to all the brush we piled With pitchy hands to wait for rain or snow...."
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bonfire."