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Top 46 Robert Frost Poetry Quotes

#1. The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree
Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued. - Author: Robert Frost
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#2. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the on less traveled by,
and that has made all the differernce - Author: Robert Frost
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#3. Summary riposte
To the dreary wail
There's no knowing what
Love is all about.
Poets know a lot. - Author: Robert Frost
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#4. Poetry is play. I'd even rather have you think of it as a sport. For instance, like football. - Author: Robert Frost
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#5. I go to the gym, do some martial arts, and I love poetry. I have a tattoo of my family crest, and another on my back that says 'The Road Not Taken,' which is a poem by Robert Frost. - Author: Steven R. McQueen
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#6. I could give all to Time except
except
What I myself have held. But why declare
The things forbidden that while the Customs slept
I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
And what I would not part with I have kept. - Author: Robert Frost
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#7. I've given offense by saying I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down. - Author: Robert Frost
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#8. A poem is never a put-up job, so to speak. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with. - Author: Robert Frost
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#9. Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. - Author: Robert Frost
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#10. We love the things we love for what they are. - Author: Robert Frost
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#11. We ran as if to meet the moon. - Author: Robert Frost
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#12. Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. - Author: Robert Frost
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#13. Nor is there wanting in the press
Some spirit to stand simply forth,
Heroic in it nakedness,
Against the uttermost of earth.
The tale of earth's unhonored things
Sounds nobler there than 'neath the sun;
And the mind whirls and the heart sings,
And a shout greets the daring one. - Author: Robert Frost
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#14. I have written about some truly great writers - John Steinbeck, Robert Frost, and William Faulkner. Faulkner and Frost were the very peaks of American poetry and fiction in the 20th century. - Author: Jay Parini
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#15. You've often heard me say - perhaps too often - that poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation. That little poem means just what it says and it says what it means, nothing less but nothing more. - Author: Robert Frost
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#16. More than once I should have lost my soul to radicalism if it had been the originality it was mistaken for by its young converts. - Author: Robert Frost
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#17. The best answer I can give is that poetry is all about the effect it has on a reader, and Robert Frost was very, very good at that. If you're asking whatit MEANS that the line is repeated [and miles to go before I sleep] I'd have to say I don't know. It's stylistic. But the effect is pretty clear. - Author: Haven Kimmel
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#18. To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. - Author: Robert Frost
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#19. Nothing Stay Forever"
"Nature's first green is gold,
"Her hardest hue to hold.
"Her early leaf's a flower;
"But only so an hour.
"Then leaf subsides to leaf.
"So Eden sank to grief,
"So dawn goes down today.
"Nothing gold can stay.
Robert Frost - Author: S.E. Hinton
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#20. Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Author: Robert Frost
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#21. Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books. - Author: Robert Frost
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#22. No orchard's the worse for the wintriest storm;
But one thing about it, it mustn't get warm.
"How often already you've had to be told,
Keep cold, young orchard. Good-bye and keep cold.
Dread fifty above more than fifty below."
I have to be gone for a season or so. - Author: Robert Frost
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#23. Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. - Author: Robert Frost
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#24. Before now poetry has taken notice
Of wars, and what are wars but politics
Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody? - Author: Robert Frost
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#25. Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country. - Author: Robert Frost
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#26. Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire,
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice. - Author: Robert Frost
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#27. One will never again look at a birch tree, after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way. - Author: Paul Muldoon
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#28. Freedom is slavery some poets tell us.
Enslave yourself to the right leader's truth,
Christ's or Karl Marx', and it will set you free. - Author: Robert Frost
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#29. When clever people ask me where
I get a poem, I despair. - Author: Robert Frost
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#30. Robert Frost liked to distinguish between grievances (complaints) and griefs (sorrows). He even suggested that grievances, which are propagandistic, should be restricted to prose, leaving poetry free to go its way in tears. - Author: Edward Hirsch
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#31. Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me. - Author: Robert Frost
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#32. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. - Author: Robert Frost
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#33. Poets like Shakespeare know more about poetry than any $25 an hour man. - Author: Robert Frost
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#34. The heart can think of no devotion
Greater than being shore to the ocean-
Holding the curve of one position,
Counting an endless repetition. - Author: Robert Frost
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#35. But give thanks, at least, that you still have Frost's poems; and when you feel the need of solitude, retreat to the companionship of moon, water, hills and trees. Retreat, he reminds us, should not be confused with escape. And take these poems along for good luck! - Author: Robert Graves
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#36. When I think of Robert Frost's poems, like "The Road Not Taken", I feel the support of someone who is on my side, who understands what life's choices are like, someone who says, "I've been there, and it's okay to go on". - Author: Fred Rogers
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#37. In 2013 there were 7,427 poetry readings in April, many on a Thursday. For anyone born in 1928 who pays attention to poetry, the numerousness is astonishing. In April 1948, there were 15 readings in the United States, 12 by Robert Frost. So I claim. The figures are imaginary, but you get the point. - Author: Donald Hall
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#38. He moves in darkness as it seems to me
Not of woods only and the shade of trees. - Author: Robert Frost
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#39. Poetry is a reaching out forward expression, an effort to find fulfillment - Author: Robert Frost
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#40. Nearly everybody is looking for something brave to do. I don't know why people shouldn't write poetry. That's brave. - Author: Robert Frost
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#41. Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation. - Author: Robert Frost
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#42. My definition of poetry (if I were forced to give one) would be this: words that have become deeds. - Author: Robert Frost
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#43. He had always thought that a Native American should have shot Robert Frost for the outrageous lie of the line "The land was ours before we were the land's." What a scandal that would be, America's best-loved geezer falling in a battle over poetry. - Author: Jim Harrison
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#44. I could define poetry this way: it is that which is lost out of both prose and verse in translation. - Author: Robert Frost
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#45. Poetry is the renewal of words, setting them free, and that's what a poet is doing: loosening the words. - Author: Robert Frost
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#46. Let's get my incantation right:
"I wish I may, I wish I might"
Give earth another satellite. - Author: Robert Frost
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