Robert Frost quotes
Birthdate: 24. March 1874
Date of death: 29. January 1963
Robert Lee Frost 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 poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont.
Quotes Robert Frost
"The Death of the Hired Man" (1914)
As quoted in The Harper Book of Quotations (1993) edited by Robert I. Fitzhenry, p. 261
Variant: In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Variant: I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
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Source: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (1923)
Context: 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.
" The Secret Sits http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-secret-sits/" (1942)
Variant: Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.