Quotes by Robert Frost

What is this talked-of mystery of birth. But being mounted bareback on the earth?
– Robert Frost
Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
– Robert Frost
You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.
– Robert Frost
You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
– Robert Frost
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
– Robert Frost
You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.
– Robert Frost
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
– Robert Frost
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.
– Robert Frost
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
– Robert Frost
A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where the emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words.
– Robert Frost
Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired.
– Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.
– Robert Frost
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
– Robert Frost
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.
– Robert Frost
The only certain freedom's in departure.
– Robert Frost
The best way out is always through.
– Robert Frost
The artist in me cries out for design.
– Robert Frost
I go to school the youth to learn the future.
– Robert Frost