Robert Frost Quotes

An ant on the tablecloth Ran into a dormant moth Of many times his size. He showed not the least surprise. His business wasn't with such. He gave it scarcely a touch,
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Departmental (l. 1-6). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more particular.... The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Interview in Writers at Work, Second Series, ed. George Plimpton (1963).
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The only person really soiled with trade I ever stumbled on in old New Hampshire Was someone who had just come back ashamed From selling things in California.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "New Hampshire."
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The universe may or may not be very immense. As a matter of fact there are times when I am apt To feel it close in tight against my sense Like a caul in which I was born and still am wrapped.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Skeptic."
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"But it's nonsense to think he'd care enough." "You mean you couldn't understand his caring. Oh, but you see he hadn't had enough...."
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Fear."
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One had to be versed in country things Not to believe the phoebes wept.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Need of Being Versed in Country Things (l. 23-24). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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'Twas something we knew all about to begin with And needn't have fared into space like his master To find 'twas the effort, the essay of love.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Too Anxious for Rivers."
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And he said, "That ought to make you An ideal one-girl farm, And give you a chance to put some strength On your slim-jim arm."
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Girl's Garden."
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The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. A Servant to Servants, North of Boston (1914).
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And lonely as it is, that loneliness Will be more lonely ere it will be less—
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Desert Places (l. 9-10). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
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