Robert Frost is recognized as an important "nature poet" in American literature, famous for his depiction of the New England landscape. Some of his most famous works include: "The Road Not Taken," "Mending Wall," "After Apple-Picking," and "Home Burial." Here are a few quotes from Robert Frost.
- "The kind of Unitarian
Who having by elimination got
From many gods to Three, and Three to One,
Thinks why not taper off to none at all."
- Robert Frost, "A Masque of Mercy"
- "The artist in me cries out for design."
- Robert Frost, "A Masque of Reason"
- "And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song."
- Robert Frost, "A Minor Bird"
- "The birch begins to crack its outer sheath
Of baby green and show the white beneath...."
- Robert Frost, "A Young Birch"
- "Where my imaginary line
Bends square in woods, an iron spine
And pile of real rocks have been founded."
- Robert Frost, "Beech"
- "For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings."
- Robert Frost, "Bond and Free"
- "They must have seen ahead what now appears:
They would bring empires down about our ears
And by the example of our Declaration
Make everybody want to be a nation."
- Robert Frost, "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration"
- "I dwell in a lonely house I know
That vanished many a summer ago...."
- Robert Frost, "Ghost House"
- "All those who try to go it sole alone,
Too proud to be beholden for relief,
Are absolutely sure to come to grief."
- Robert Frost, "Haec Fabula Docet"
- "A brush had left a crooked stroke
Of what was either cloud or smoke
From north to south across the blue;
A piercing little star was through."
- Robert Frost, "Looking for a Sunset Bird in Winter"
- "You linger your little hour and are gone,
And still the woods sweep leafily on...."
- Robert Frost, "On Going Unnoticed"
- "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, "On the Heart's Beginning to Cloud the Mind"
- "But with one step backward taken
I saved myself from going.
A world torn loose went by me."
- Robert Frost, "One Step Backward Taken"
- "They listened at his heart.
Little-less-nothing!-and that ended it.
No more to build on there. And they, since they
Were not the one dead, turned to their affairs."
- Robert Frost, "Out, Out"
- "By measure. It was word and note,
The wind the wind had meant to be
A little through the lips and throat.
The aim was song the wind could see."
- Robert Frost, "The Aim Was Song"
- "Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offense.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.'"
- Robert Frost, "The Mending Wall"
- "They are that that talks of going
But never gets away;
And that talks no less for knowing,
As it grows wiser and older,
That now it means to stay."
- Robert Frost, "The Sound of the Trees"