Robert Frost

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

Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting. . . . Read it a hundred times; it will forever keep its freshness as a metal keeps its fragrance. It can never lose its sense of a meaning that once unfolded by surprise as it went.

Robert Frost

Source: The Figure a Poem Makes. Preface to Collected Poems, 1939

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on kindness

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

Robert Frost

Source: It Takes All Sorts, 1962

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on america, college, and family

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.

Robert Frost

Source: Build Soil, 1932

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on bitterness, faults, joy, love, pain, and tears

Now no joy but lacks salt That is not dashed with pain And weariness and fault; I crave the stain Of tears, the aftermark Of almost too much love, The sweet of bitter bark And burning clove.

Robert Frost

Source: To Earthward, 1923

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on world

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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

Source: The Lesson for Today, 1942

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on life and words

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In three words, I can sum up everything I know about life: it goes on.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on desires and love

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Robert Frost

Source: Comment

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost

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

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on good and neighbors

My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, "Good fences make good neighbors."

Robert Frost

Source: Mending Wall, 1914

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on forgiveness and jokes

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

Robert Frost

Source: the Clearing, 1962

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