Robert Frost Quotes

He showed me that the lines of a good helve Were native to the grain before the knife Expressed them, and its curves were no false curves Put on it from without.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Ax-Helve."
Sudden and swift and light as that The ties gave, And he learned of finalities Beside the grave.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Hill Wife, "V. The Impulse."
"... I have to take What I can get. You see they have the feet, Which gives them the advantage in the trade. I can't get back the feet in any case."
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Self-Seeker."
(The black stream, catching on a sunken rock, Flung backward on itself in one white wave, And the white water rode the black forever.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. West-running Brook (l. 24-26). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
"The city's grotesque iron skeletons Would knock their drunken penthouse heads together And cake their concrete dirt off in the streets."
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Mercy."
they seem not to break; though once they are bowed So low for long, they never right themselves:
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Birches (l. 15-16). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
Our venture in revolution and outlawry Has justified itself in freedom's story Right down to now in glory upon glory.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration."
"Nothing can go up But it must come down." Earth is still our fate.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Kitty Hawk."
Life is not so sinister-grave. Matter of fact has made them brave. He is husband, she is wife. She fears not him, they fear not life.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "On the Heart's Beginning to Cloud the Mind."
Hard if, though cast away for life with Yankees, A Frenchman couldn't get his human rating!
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Ax-Helve."