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Robert Lee Frost (26 March 1874 – 29 January 1963) was an American poet; winner of four Pulitzer Prizes.

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1. “The best way out is always through.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "A Servant to Servants" (1914).

2. “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

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Source: General sources "Nothing Gold Can Stay" (1923).

3. “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

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Source: General sources "The Road Not Taken", st. 4 (1916).

4. “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

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Source: General sources "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (1923).

5. “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.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Fire and Ice" (1923).

6. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources Title of poem (1942).

7. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources As quoted in a review of A Swinger of Birches (1957) by Sydney Cox in Vermont History, Vol. 25 (1957), p. 355.

8. “He saw her from the bottom of the stairs Before she saw him. She was starting down, Looking back over her shoulder at some fear. She took a doubtful step and then undid it To raise herself and look again. He spoke Advancing toward her: ‘What is it you see From up there always?—for I want to know.’”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Home Burial (1915)

9. “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

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Source: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923): Written in June 1922, published 1923; Full text online at the Poetry Foundation St. 4.

10. “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life — It goes on.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 261.

11. “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

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Source: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923): Written in June 1922, published 1923; Full text online at the Poetry Foundation St. 1.

12. “My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923): Written in June 1922, published 1923; Full text online at the Poetry Foundation St. 2.

13. “He gives his harness bells a shake To ask if there is some mistake. The only other sound's the sweep Of easy wind and downy flake.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923): Written in June 1922, published 1923; Full text online at the Poetry Foundation St. 3.

14. “My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbours.’”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Mending Wall (1914)

15. “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Mending Wall (1914)

16. “A man must partly give up being a man With womenfolk. We could have some arrangement By which I'd bind myself to keep hands off Anything special you're a-mind to name. Though I don't like such things 'twixt those that love. Two that don't love can't live together without them. But two that do can't live together with them.‘ She moved the latch a little. ’Don't — don't go. Don't carry it to someone else this time. Tell me about it if it's something human. Let me into your grief. I'm not so much Unlike other folks as your standing there Apart would make me out. Give me my chance.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Home Burial (1915)

17. “Two such as you with such a master speed Cannot be parted nor be swept away From one another once you are agreed That life is only life forevermore Together wing to wing and oar to oar.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Master Speed"; the last line is Inscribed beneath his wife's name on the gravestone of Frost and his wife, Elinor.

18. “A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources Quoted in Fire and Ice: The Art and Thought of Robert Frost (1961) by Lawrence Thompson.

19. “The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.”

—Robert Frost

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Source and Related Info: General sources As quoted in The New Speaker's Treasury of Wit and Wisdom (1958) edited by Herbert Victor Prochnow
• As quoted at page 212 in The Pocket Book of Quips and Quotes (1996) by Rajendra Pillai, Copyright 1996 The Saint Paul Society Bombay, 2nd Print 1999.

20. “I’d like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate willfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth’s the right place for love: I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Birches" (1920).

21. “I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree, And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

—Robert Frost

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22. “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 offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Mending Wall (1914)

23. “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.”

—Robert Frost

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Source and Related Info: General sources "Forgive, O Lord," In the Clearing (1962)
• First published in the Harvard Alumni Bulletin, 12 November 1960.

24. “The fact is the sweetest dream that labor knows.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources Mowing.

25. “Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources Address at Milton Academy, Massachusetts (17 May 1935).

26. “There was never a sound beside the wood but one, And that was my long scythe whispering to the ground.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Mowing".

27. “A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.”

—Robert Frost

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Source and Related Info: General sources As quoted by Guy Davenport (The Geography of the Imagination) at page x in A Liberal Education by Abbott Gleason (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Tide Pool Press, 2010).
• An earlier unattributed version of this quip appeared in What Man Can Make of Man (1942) by William Ernest Hocking: "He lends himself to the gibe that he is 'so very liberal, that he cannot bring himself to take his own side in a quarrel.'" http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/a_liberal_is_a_man_too_broad_minded_to_take_his_own_side_in_a_quarrel/

28. “My Sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: My November Guest (1915): The third poem from the 1915 republished A Boy’s Will

29. “We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Secret Sits" (1942).

30. “‘Men work together,’ I told him from the heart, ‘Whether they work together or apart.’”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources The Tuft of Flowers.

31. “Ah, when to the heart of man Was it ever less than a treason To go with the drift of things, To yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept the end Of a love or a season?”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Reluctance", st. 4 (1913).

32. “Most of the change we think we see in life Is due to truths being in and out of favor.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Black Cottage" (1914).

33. “One luminary clock against the sky Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right. I have been one acquainted with the night.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Acquainted with the Night" (1928).

34. “The buzz saw snarled and rattled in the yard And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood, Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Out, Out —".

35. “My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still. And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "After Apple Picking".

36. “Were he not gone, The woodchuck could say whether it’s like his Long sleep, as I describe its coming on, Or just some human sleep.”

—Robert Frost

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37. “And nothing to look backward to with pride, And nothing to look forward to with hope.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Death of the Hired Man" (1914).

38. “And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Lesson for Today" (1942).

39. “To warm the frozen swamp as best it could With the slow smokeless burning of decay.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Wood-Pile".

40. “He moves in darkness as it seems to me, Not of woods only and the shade of trees. He will not go behind his father’s saying, And he likes having thought of it so well He says again, ‘Good fences make good neighbours.’”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Mending Wall (1914)

41. “I’m going out to clean the pasture spring; I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away (And wait to watch the water clear, I may): I sha’n’t be gone long. — You come too.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Pasture", st. 1 (1914).

42. “But yield who will to their separation, My object in living is to unite My avocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight. Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes, Is the deed ever really done For heaven and the future´s sakes.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Two Tramps in Mud Time" (1936), st. 9.

43. “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

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Source: General sources "The Gift Outright" (1941).

44. “The desolate, deserted trees, The faded earth, the heavy sky, The beauties she so truly sees, She thinks I have no eye for these, And vexes me for reason why.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: My November Guest (1915): The third poem from the 1915 republished A Boy’s Will

45. “Not yesterday I learned to know The love of bare November days Before the coming of the snow, But it were vain to tell her so, And they are better for her praise.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: My November Guest (1915): The third poem from the 1915 republished A Boy’s Will

46. “Love at the lips was touch As sweet as I could bear; And once that seemed too much; I lived on air”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "To Earthward", st. 1 (1923).

47. “Such as we were we gave ourselves outright (The deed of gift was many deeds of war) To the land vaguely realizing westward, But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced, Such as she was, such as she would become.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Gift Outright" (1941).

48. “Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources As quoted in Robert Frost: the Trial by Existence (1960) by Elizabeth S. Sergeant, Ch. 18.

49. “'I can repeat the very words you were saying: ‘Three foggy mornings and one rainy day Will rot the best birch fence a man can build.’ Think of it, talk like that at such a time! What had how long it takes a birch to rot To do with what was in the darkened parlor? You couldn't care! The nearest friends can go With anyone to death, comes so far short They might as well not try to go at all.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Home Burial (1915)

50. “If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources The Star-Splitter.

51. “The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day When the sun is out and the wind is still, You´re one month on in the middle of May. But if you so much as dare to speak, A cloud comes over the sunlit arch, A wind comes off a frozen peak, And you´re two months back in the middle of March.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Two Tramps in Mud-Time", first published in The Saturday Review of Literature, 6 October 1934, st. 3.

52. “The little graveyard where my people are! So small the window frames the whole of it.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Home Burial (1915)

53. “I shall set forth for somewhere, I shall make the reckless choice Some day when they are in voice And tossing so as to scare The white clouds over them on. I shall have less to say, But I shall be gone.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Sound of the Trees" (1920).

54. “She is as in a field a silken tent At midday when the sunny summer breeze Has dried the dew and all its ropes relent, So that in guys it gently sways at ease.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Silken Tent" (1942).

55. “Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources As quoted in Vogue (14 March 1963).

56. “All out of doors looked darkly in at him Through the thin frost, almost in separate stars, That gathers on the pane in empty rooms.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "An Old Man's Winter Night".

57. “Never ask of money spent Where the spender thinks it went. Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Hardship of Accounting''.

58. “He said twice over before he knew himself: ‘Can't a man speak of his own child he's lost?’ ‘Not you!'—'Oh, where's my hat? Oh, I don't need it! I must get out of here. I must get air.'— I don't know rightly whether any man can.’”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Home Burial (1915)

59. “The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Ax-Helve" (1923).

60. “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.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Goodbye and Keep Cold" (1923).

61. “No memory of having starred Atones for later disregard, Or keeps the end from being hard.Better to go down dignified With boughten friendship at your side Than none at all. Provide, provide!”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Provide, Provide" (1936), st. 6 - 7.

62. “Far in the pillared dark Thrush music went — Almost like a call to come in To the dark and lament. But no, I was out for stars; I would not come in. I meant not even if asked; And I hadn't been.”

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Source: General sources "Come In" (1942), st. 4, 5.

63. “The birds that came to it through the air At broken windows flew out and in, Their murmur more like the sigh we sigh From too much dwelling on what has been.”

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Source: General sources "The Need of Being Versed in Country Things".

64. “The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.”

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Source: General sources As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 419.

65. “The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended — and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.”

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Source: General sources As quoted in Bartlett's Book of Love Quotations (1994)

66. “I do not see why I should e'er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear. They would not find me changed from him they knew — Only more sure of all I thought was true.”

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Source: General sources "Into My Own", st. 4 (1913).

67. “You could not tell, and yet it looked as if The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff, The cliff in being backed by continent; It looked as if a night of dark intent Was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage. There would be more than ocean-water broken Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken.”

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Source: General sources "Once by the Pacific" (1928).

68. “‘Twas Age imposed on poems Their gather-roses burden To warn against the danger That overtaken lovers From being overflooded With happiness should have it And yet not know they have it.”

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Source: General sources "Carpe Diem''.

69. “Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources Letter to Louis Untermeyer (8 July 1915).

70. “The Hyla breed That shouted in the mist a month ago, Like ghost of sleigh-bells in a ghost of snow.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Hyla Brook" (1920).

71. “Tree at my window, window tree, My sash is lowered when night comes on; But let there never be curtain drawn Between you and me.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Tree at My Window" (1928).

72. “That day she put our heads together, Fate had her imagination about her, Your head so much concerned with outer, Mine with inner, weather.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Tree at My Window" (1928).

73. “Courage is in the air in bracing whiffs Better than all the stalemate an's and ifs.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration also known as Dedictation (1960).

74. “I always have felt strange when we came home To the dark house after so long an absence, And the key rattled loudly into place Seemed to warn someone to be getting out At one door as we entered at another.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Fear".

75. “The land may vary more; But wherever the truth may be — The water comes ashore, And the people look at the sea.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Neither Out Far nor In Deep''.

76. “He would declare and could himself believe That the birds there in all the garden round From having heard the daylong voice of Eve Had added to their own an oversound, Her tone of meaning but without the words.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same''.

77. “I have kept hidden in the instep arch Of an old cedar at the waterside A broken drinking goblet like the Grail Under a spell so the wrong ones can't find it, So can't get saved, as Saint Mark says they mustn't. (I stole the goblet from the children's playhouse.) Here are your waters and your watering place. Drink and be whole again beyond confusion.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Directive (1947): Full poem and analysis at 'Hard to Understand, but Easy to Love' by David Yezzi in The Wall Street Journal (10 April 2010)

78. “Courage is in the air in bracing whiffs Better than all the stalemate an's and ifs.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Dedication (1960): "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" (1960), the poem is also known as "Dedication". Frost had planned to read "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" at John F. Kennedy's imauguration, but the blinding light from the sun and snow prompted him to recite "The Gift Outright" from memory. Source: Tuten, Nancy Lewis; Zubizarreta, John (2001). The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313294648. Online Source: "The poem Robert Frost wanted to read at John F. Kennedy's inauguration" by Alan Wirzbicki on January 20, 2011 at www.boston.com

79. “Why make so much of fragmentary blue In here and there a bird, or butterfly, Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye, When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Fragmentary Blue", st. 1 (1923).

80. “A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources BBC Interview with Cecil Day Lewis (13 September 1957); transcripts published in "It Takes a Hero to Make a Poem" in the Claremont Quarterly (Spring 1958)

81. “It takes all sorts of in and outdoor schooling To get adapted to my kind of fooling.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "It Takes All Sorts" (1962).

82. “Her crop was a miscellany When all was said and done, A little bit of everything, A great deal of none.”

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Source: General sources "A Girl's Garden''.

83. “Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Ingenuities of Debt''.

84. “The world has room to make a bear feel free; The universe seems cramped to you and me.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Bear".

85. “'My words are nearly always an offense. I don't know how to speak of anything So as to please you. But I might be taught, I should suppose. I can't say I see how.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Home Burial (1915)

86. “As for the woods' excitement over you That sends light rustle rushes to their leaves, Charge that to upstart inexperience. Where were they all not twenty years ago? They think too much of having shaded out A few old pecker-fretted apple trees.”

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Source: Directive (1947): Full poem and analysis at 'Hard to Understand, but Easy to Love' by David Yezzi in The Wall Street Journal (10 April 2010)

87. “The height of the adventure is the height Of country where two village cultures faded Into each other. Both of them are lost. And if you're lost enough to find yourself By now, pull in your ladder road behind you And put a sign up CLOSED to all but me.”

—Robert Frost

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88. “First there's the children's house of make-believe, Some shattered dishes underneath a pine, The playthings in the playhouse of the children. Weep for what little things could make them glad.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Directive (1947): Full poem and analysis at 'Hard to Understand, but Easy to Love' by David Yezzi in The Wall Street Journal (10 April 2010)

89. “This was no playhouse but a house in earnest. Your destination and your destiny's A brook that was the water of the house, Cold as a spring as yet so near its source, Too lofty and original to rage. (We know the valley streams that when aroused Will leave their tatters hung on barb and thorn.)”

—Robert Frost

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90. “We've looked and looked, but after all where are we? Do we know any better where we are, And how it stands between the night tonight And a man with a smoky lantern chimney? How different from the way it ever stood?”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources The Star-Splitter.

91. “Poetry begins in trivial metaphors, pretty metaphors, ‘grace’ metaphors, and goes on to the profoundest thinking that we have. Poetry provides the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another. People say, ‘Why don’t you say what you mean?’ We never do that, do we, being all of us too much poets. We like to talk in parables and in hints and in indirections — whether from diffidence or some other instinct.”

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Source: General sources "Education by Poetry", speech delivered at Amherst College and subsequently revised for publication in the Amherst Graduates’ Quarterly (February 1931).

92. “The old dog barks backward without getting up; I can remember when he was a pup.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Span of Life" (1936).

93. “But strictly held by none, is loosely bound By countless silken ties of love and thought To every thing on earth the compass round, And only by one's going slightly taut In the capriciousness of summer air Is of the slightest bondage made aware.”

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Source: General sources "The Silken Tent" (1942).

94. “Summoning artists to participate In the august occasions of the state Seems something artists ought to celebrate. Today is for my cause a day of days.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" (1960), the poem is also known as "Dedication". Frost had planned to read "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" at John F. Kennedy's imauguration, but the blinding light from the sun and snow prompted him to recite "The Gift Outright" from memory. Source: Tuten, Nancy Lewis; Zubizarreta, John (2001). The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313294648.

95. “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

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Source: General sources Interview in Writers at Work (1963).

96. “Wind goes from farm to farm in wave on wave, But carries no cry of what is hoped to be. There may be little or much beyond the grave, But the strong are saying nothing until they see.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Strong Are Saying Nothing''.

97. “Her pleasure will not let me stay. She talks and I am fain to list: She’s glad the birds are gone away, She’s glad her simple worsted gray Is silver now with clinging mist.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: My November Guest (1915): The third poem from the 1915 republished A Boy’s Will

98. “Dust always blowing about the town, Except when sea-fog laid it down, And I was one of the children told Some of the blowing dust was gold.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: A Peck of Gold (1926): |Full text online

99. “'''Such was life in the Golden Gate: Gold dusted all we drank and ate, And I was one of the children told, 'We all must eat our peck of gold.''''”

—Robert Frost

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Source: A Peck of Gold (1926): |Full text online

100. “Summoning artists to participate In the august occasions of the state Seems something artists ought to celebrate.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Dedication (1960): "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" (1960), the poem is also known as "Dedication". Frost had planned to read "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" at John F. Kennedy's imauguration, but the blinding light from the sun and snow prompted him to recite "The Gift Outright" from memory. Source: Tuten, Nancy Lewis; Zubizarreta, John (2001). The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313294648. Online Source: "The poem Robert Frost wanted to read at John F. Kennedy's inauguration" by Alan Wirzbicki on January 20, 2011 at www.boston.com

101. “The nearest friends can go With anyone to death, comes so far short They might as well not try to go at all. No, from the time when one is sick to death, One is alone, and he dies more alone. Friends make pretence of following to the grave, But before one is in it, their minds are turned And making the best of their way back to life And living people, and things they understand.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Home Burial" (1914).

102. “A poem...begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion finds the thought and the thought finds the words.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources Letter to Louis Untermeyer (1 January 1916).

103. “The Vermont mountains stretch extended straight; New Hampshire mountains curl up in a coil.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "New Hampshire" (1923).

104. “And then we saw him bolt. We heard the miniature thunder where he fled, And we saw him, or thought we saw him, dim and gray, Like a shadow across instead of behind the flakes.”

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Source: General sources "The Runaway" (1923).

105. “If this uncertain age in which we dwell Were really as dark as I hear sages tell, And I convinced that they were really sages, I should not curse myself with it to hell.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Lesson for Today" (1942).

106. “Have I not walked without an upward look Of caution under stars that very well Might not have missed me when they shot and fell? It was a risk I had to take — and took.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Bravado" (1947).

107. “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

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Source: General sources "Haec Fabula Docet" (1947).

108. “Something inspires the only cow of late To make no more of a wall than an open gate, And think no more of wall-builders than fools.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Cow in Apple-Time".

109. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: The Figure a Poem Makes (1939): Robert Frost's 1939 Essay The Figure a Poem Makes; Preface to Collected Poems

110. “Today is for my cause a day of days. And his be poetry's old-fashioned praise Who was the first to think of such a thing. This verse that in acknowledgement I bring Goes back to the beginning of the end Of what had been for centuries the trend; A turning point in modern history.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Dedication (1960): "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" (1960), the poem is also known as "Dedication". Frost had planned to read "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" at John F. Kennedy's imauguration, but the blinding light from the sun and snow prompted him to recite "The Gift Outright" from memory. Source: Tuten, Nancy Lewis; Zubizarreta, John (2001). The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313294648. Online Source: "The poem Robert Frost wanted to read at John F. Kennedy's inauguration" by Alan Wirzbicki on January 20, 2011 at www.boston.com

111. “Colonial had been the thing to be As long as the great issue was to see What country'd be the one to dominate By character, by tongue, by native trait, The new world Christopher Columbus found. The French, the Spanish, and the Dutch were downed And counted out. Heroic deeds were done. Elizabeth the First and England won. Now came on a new order of the ages That in the Latin of our founding sages (Is it not written on the dollar bill We carry in our purse and pocket still?)”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Dedication (1960): "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" (1960), the poem is also known as "Dedication". Frost had planned to read "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" at John F. Kennedy's imauguration, but the blinding light from the sun and snow prompted him to recite "The Gift Outright" from memory. Source: Tuten, Nancy Lewis; Zubizarreta, John (2001). The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313294648. Online Source: "The poem Robert Frost wanted to read at John F. Kennedy's inauguration" by Alan Wirzbicki on January 20, 2011 at www.boston.com

112. “God nodded his approval of as good. So much those heroes knew and understood, I mean the great four, Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, and Madison So much they saw as consecrated seers They must have seen ahead what not 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

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113. “And this is no aristocratic joke At the expense of negligible folk. We see how seriously the races swarm In their attempts at sovereignty and form. They are our wards we think to some extent For the time being and with their consent, To teach them how Democracy is meant.”

—Robert Frost

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114. “‘New order of the ages’ did they say? If it looks none too orderly today, 'Tis a confusion it was ours to start So in it have to take courageous part. No one of honest feeling would approve A ruler who pretended not to love A turbulence he had the better of.”

—Robert Frost

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115. “Everyone knows the glory of the twain Who gave America the aeroplane To ride the whirlwind and the hurricane. Some poor fool has been saying in his heart Glory is out of date in life and art. Our venture in revolution and outlawry Has justified itself in freedom's story Right down to now in glory upon glory.”

—Robert Frost

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116. “Come fresh from an election like the last, The greatest vote a people ever cast, So close yet sure to be abided by, It is no miracle our mood is high.”

—Robert Frost

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117. “Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Self-seeker" (1914).

118. ““My dear, It’s who first thought the thought. You’re searching, Joe, For things that don’t exist; I mean beginnings. Ends and beginnings—there are no such things. There are only middles.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources Mountain Interval (1920), 5. In the Home Stretch, Line 187-192.

119. “If, as they say, some dust thrown in my eyes Will keep my talk from getting overwise, I'm not the one for putting off the proof. Let it be overwhelming, off a roof And round a corner, blizzard snow for dust, And blind me to a standstill if it must.”

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Source: General sources "Dust in the Eyes" (1928).

120. “Everything written is as good as it is dramatic. It need not declare itself in form, but it is drama or nothing.”

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Source: General sources A Way Out (1929), Preface.

121. “Don’t join too many gangs. Join few if any. Join the United States and join the family — But not much in between, unless a college.”

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Source: General sources "Build Soil" (1932).

122. “Courage is of the heart by derivation, And great it is. But fear is of the soul.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources A Masque of Mercy (1947).

123. “It asks a little of us here. It asks of us a certain height. So when at times the mob is swayed To carry praise or blame too far, We may take something like a star To stay our minds on and be staid.”

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Source: General sources "Take Something Like a Star" (1949).

124. “People are inexterminable — like flies and bed-bugs. There will always be some that survive in cracks and crevices — that’s us.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "London Observer'' (29 March 1959).

125. “She drew back; he was calm ‘It is this that had the power,’ And he lashed his open palm With the tender-headed flower.”

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Source: General sources "The Subverted Flower".

126. “But he sent her Good-by, And said to be good, And wear her red hood, And look for skunk tracks In the snow with an ax — And do everything!”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Last Word of a Blue Bird''.

127. “It must be the brook Can trust itself to go by contraries The way I can with you — and you with me — Because we’re — we’re — I don’t know What we are.”

—Robert Frost

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128. “Our life runs down in sending up the clock. The brook runs down in sending up our life. The sun runs down in sending up the brook. And there is something sending up the sun.”

—Robert Frost

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129. “Deliver us from committees.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "A Masque of Reason''.

130. “Till we came to be There was not a trace Of a thinking race Anywhere in space.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Kitty Hawk''.

131. “It is the future that creates his present. All is an interminable chain of longing.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "Escapist — Never''.

132. “She let him look, sure that he wouldn't see, Blind creature; and awhile he didn't see. But at last he murmured, ‘Oh,’ and again, ‘Oh.’”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Home Burial (1915)

133. “Let me be the one To do what is done.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Further Range (1926): Also published as A Further Range (1936) Ten Mills : Assertive.

134. “All the dust the wind blew high Appeared like god in the sunset sky, But I was one of the children told Some of the dust was really gold.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: A Peck of Gold (1926): |Full text online

135. “There was the book of profile tales declaring For the emboldened politicians daring To break with followers when in the wrong, A healthy independence of the throng, A democratic form of right divine To rule first answerable to high design. There is a call to life a little sterner, And braver for the earner, learner, yearner. Less criticism of the field and court And more preoccupation with the sport.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Dedication (1960): "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" (1960), the poem is also known as "Dedication". Frost had planned to read "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" at John F. Kennedy's imauguration, but the blinding light from the sun and snow prompted him to recite "The Gift Outright" from memory. Source: Tuten, Nancy Lewis; Zubizarreta, John (2001). The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313294648. Online Source: "The poem Robert Frost wanted to read at John F. Kennedy's inauguration" by Alan Wirzbicki on January 20, 2011 at www.boston.com

136. “It makes the prophet in us all presage The glory of a next Augustan age Of a power leading from its strength and pride, Of young ambition eager to be tried, Firm in our free beliefs without dismay, In any game the nations want to play. A golden age of poetry and power Of which this noonday's the beginning hour.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: Dedication (1960): "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" (1960), the poem is also known as "Dedication". Frost had planned to read "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration" at John F. Kennedy's imauguration, but the blinding light from the sun and snow prompted him to recite "The Gift Outright" from memory. Source: Tuten, Nancy Lewis; Zubizarreta, John (2001). The Robert Frost Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group, ISBN 9780313294648. Online Source: "The poem Robert Frost wanted to read at John F. Kennedy's inauguration" by Alan Wirzbicki on January 20, 2011 at www.boston.com

137. “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "The Death of the Hired Man'' (1914).

138. “Do you know, Considering the market, there are more Poems produced than any other thing? No wonder poets sometimes have to seem So much more businesslike than businessmen. Their wares are so much harder to get rid of.”

—Robert Frost

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Source: General sources "New Hampshire" (1923).

139. “The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock treeHas given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.”

—Robert Frost