30 Robert Frost Quotes On Nature, Death And Poetry
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Robert Lee Frost was an American poet known for his depictions of rural
life using American colloquial language. Widely praised and cherished, his works earned him four Pulitzer Prizes in poetry and the Congressional Gold Medal. Such is his influence that students around the world study his poems in literary classes, from primary school all the way to university.
Considered the unofficial poet laureate of the United States in his time period, Robert Frost’s poems are based on a wide range of experiences and settings. Here are some Robert Frost quotes from his poems and interviews.
Robert Frost Poetry Quotes
The poet laureate of Vermont has portrayed the everyday experiences of ordinary people with such skill and depth that we cannot help but be amazed. Let’s take a look at some of Robert Frost’s poetry quotes and his thoughts on the art form.
“These 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 Source: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
“Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.” Robert Frost Source: The Black Cottage
“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.” Robert Frost Source: Cluster of Faith
“They cannot scare me with their empty spaces , Between stars—on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home, To scare myself with my own desert places” Robert Frost Source: Desert Places
“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire.” Robert Frost Source: Fire and Ice
“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
“The land was ours before we were the land’s. She was our land more than a hundred years before we were her people.” Robert Frost Source: The Gift Outright
“I never dared be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old.” Robert Frost Source: Precaution
“I turned to speak with God about the world’s despair; But to make bad matters worse, I found God wasn’t there.” Robert Frost Source: Not All There
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost Source: The Road Not Taken
“We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.” Robert Frost Source: Ring Around
“‘Men work together’, I told him from the heart, ‘Whether they work together or apart’.” Robert Frost Source: The Tuft of Flowers
“The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” Robert Frost Source: The Figure A Poem Makes
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.” Robert Frost Source: The Figure A Poem Makes
“Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting. A poem may be worked over once it is in being, but may not be worried into being.” Robert Frost Source: The Figure A Poem Makes
“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.” Robert Frost
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”
“Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world.” Robert Frost
“Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.” Robert Frost Source: The Gift Outright
“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” Robert Frost Robert Frost Nature Quotes
Frost’s poems extensively feature New England scenery and his fascination with natural settings is well known. Read on for some exquisite Robert Frost nature quotes.
“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 to day. Nothing gold can stay.” Robert Frost Source: Nothing Gold Can Stay
“The rain to the wind said, You push and I’ll pelt.’ They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged–though not dead. I know how the flowers felt.” Robert Frost Source: Lodged
“Come over the hills and far with me And be my love in the rain.” Source: A Line-storm Song
“Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint” Robert Frost
“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.” Robert Frost Source: Dust of Snow
“Oh, come forth into the storm and rout and be my love in the rain.” Robert Frost Source: A Line-Storm Song Robert Frost Quotes on Death
Death is one of life’s most difficult realities. Robert Frost was no stranger to grief, having lost his father at an early stage and surviving his own children. Given below are Robert Frost quotes on death.
“What we live by we die by.” Robert Frost
“There may be little or much beyond the grave, But the strong are saying nothing until they see.” Robert Frost Source: The Strong Are Saying Nothing
“The nearest friends can go With anyone to death, comes so far short They might as well not try to go at all.” Source: Home Burial
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