Robert Frost

A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on life and poetry

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

Robert Frost

Source: Comment

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on dignity, friendship, and memory

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

Robert Frost

Source: Provide, Provide, 1936

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on good, immortality, and poetry

It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound-that he will never get over it.

Robert Frost

Source: The Poetry of Amy Lowell. >From the Christian Science Monitor, May 16, 1925

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on poetry, surprises, and writing

For me the initial delight is in the surprise of remembering something I didn't know I knew. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing . . . is discovering.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on learning and songs

Unless I'm wrong I but obey The urge of a song: I'm-bound-away! And I may return If dissatisfied With what I learn From having died.

Robert Frost

Source: Away!, 1962

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on concern, day, fate, imagination, and weather

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

Source: Tree at My Window, 1928

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on dogs

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

Robert Frost

Source: The Span of Life, 1936

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on horses

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My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near.

Robert Frost

Source: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, 1923

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on mind and style

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Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on change, day, and heart

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, 1923

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