Robert Frost Quotes

Poetry gets a good deal of neglect. That’s probably good for it. It’s the same with all the arts. They get a good deal of neglect – adversity. Nobody knows just how much is good for the arts.

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books.

Writing a poem is discovering.

Poetry is simply made of metaphor. So also is philosophy – and science, too, for that matter, if it will take the soft impeachment from a friend.

The best way out is always through.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy […]

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

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.”

Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he does so by making a garden and building a wall.