Friday, January 29, 2010

Robert Frost Quotes

"I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering."-Robert Frost

"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."-Robert Frost

"A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair."-Robert Frost

"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."-Robert Frost

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I...I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."-Robert Frost

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."-Robert Frost

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."-Robert Frost

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."-Robert Frost

"Too many poets delude themselves by thinking that the mind is dangerous and must be left out. Well, the mind is dangerous and must be left in."-Robert Frost

"The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office."-Robert Frost

"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain."-Robert Frost

"Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard."-Robert Frost

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."-Robert Frost

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work."-Robert Frost

"Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me."-Robert Frost

"It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married."-Robert Frost

"Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up."-Robert Frost

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."-Robert Frost

"The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader."-Robert Frost

"Poetry is what gets lost in translation."-Robert Frost

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."-Robert Frost

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."-Robert Frost

"I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn."-Robert Frost

"Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor."-Robert Frost

"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it."-Robert Frost

"If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom."-Robert Frost

1 comment:

  1. "Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up."-Robert Frost. Great quote this one. Thanks for sharing!!