Robert Frost

A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on day and pleasure

Oh, give us pleasure in the orch-ard white, Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on birds and heaven

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

Source: Fragmentary Blue, 1923

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on forgiveness and nonsense

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on hope and pride

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And nothing to look backward to with pride, And nothing to look forward to with hope.

Robert Frost

Source: The Death of the Hired Man, 1914

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on poets and wonder

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

Source: New Hampshire, 1923

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on service

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Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.

Robert Frost

Source: The Self-Seeker, 1914

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on choice

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I shall set forth for somewhere, I shall make the reckless choice Some say 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 none.

Robert Frost

Source: The Sound of the Trees, 1916

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on emotion, experience, feeling, friendship, and purpose

I don't like to see things on purpose. I like them to soak in. A friend . . . asked me to go to the top of the Empire State Building once, and I told him that he shouldn't treat New York as a sight-it's feeling, an emotional experience. And the same with every place else.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on heart and work

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But he had gone his way, the grass all mown, And I must be, as he had been - alone, As all must be, I said within my heart, Whether they work together or apart.

Robert Frost

Source: The Tuft Of Flowers

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on books, conversation, good, language, reading, and writing

I was under twenty when I deliberately put it to myself one night after good conversation that there are moments when we actually touch in talk what the best writing can only come near. The curse of our book language is not so much that it keeps forever to the same set phrases . . . but that it sounds forever with the same reading tones. We must go out into the vernacular for tones that haven't been brought to book.

Robert Frost

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