Robert Frost (Biography and Famous Quotes)
Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America’s rare “public literary figures, almost an artistic institution.” He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named Poet laureate of Vermont.
- A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
- Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
- I’m against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise.
- In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
- Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
- The best things and the best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
- The best way out is always through.
- 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.
- The middle of the road is where the white line is-and that’s the worst place to drive.
- The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
- The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
- You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.End
- I never dared to be radical when young
For fear it would make me conservative when old.
- A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
- 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.
- 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.
- Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favour.