Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. Robert Frost
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes. Robert Frost
I always entertain great hopes. Robert Frost
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. Robert Frost
Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with. Robert Frost
I’m not confused, I’m just well-mixed. Robert Frost
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost
For dear me, why abandon a belief Merely because it ceases to be true. Robert Frost
We dance around the ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. Robert Frost
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected. Robert Frost Quotes
The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of day I am going to have. Robert Frost
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost
Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country. Robert Frost
We can make a little order where we are, and then the big sweep of history on which we can have no effect doesn’t overwhelm us. We do it with colors, with a garden, with the furnishings of a room, or with sounds and words. We make a little form, and we gain composure. Robert Frost
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane. Robert Frost
Have courage and a little willingness to venture and be defeated. Robert Frost
Yes, and even for the past…that it will turn out to have been all right for what it was. Something I can accept. Mistakes made by the self I had to be or was not able to be. Robert Frost
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. Robert Frost
I am not a teacher, but an awakener. Robert Frost
There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies. Robert Frost
Robert Lee Frost: Born March26, 1874 in San Fransisco California. Did January29, 1963 in Boston Massachusetts.
Frost was an American poet. who was known for his realistic depictions of rural life. He wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early 20th century, and used those settings to provide his views on social and philosophical themes.
His family moved to Lawrence Massachusetts in 1885 upon the death of his father. He attended Lawrence High School where his first poem was published, in the high school magazine. His first sale of a poem (for $15) was published in the New York independent on November 8, 1894
He attended Harvard University from 1897 to 1899. He left school due to an illness. Frost never received a college degree, but did receive over 40 honorary degrees from colleges and universities that included Cambridge, Dartmouch, Oxford, and Princeton.
His works were influenced by Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Thomas Hardy, William Butler Yeats, John Keats, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Harriet Monroe (the founding publisher and editor of Poetry) described his work by saying that “perhaps no other poet in our history has put the best of the Yankee spirit into a book so completely.”
Ezra Pound said of his work: has the tang of the New Hampshire woods, and it has just this utter sincerity. It is not post-Miltonic or post-Swinburnian or post Kiplonian. This man has the good sense to speak naturally and to paint the thing, the thing as he sees it.”
He received several honors during his lifetme. and is credited as the only person to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Those awards came in 1924 for New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes, 1931, 1937 for a Further Range, and in 1943 for A Witness Tree.
The US Senate passed a resolution stating, “His (Robert Frost’s) poems have helped to guide American thought and humor and wisdom, setting forth to our minds a reliable representation of ourselves and of all men.”
In 1960, Frost was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his work in the field of poetry. On July 22, 1961 Frost was named the first poet laureate of Vermont and was unofficially considered by many to be the poet laureate of the U.S. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature 31 times. He won the Bollingen Prize in 1962.
Robert Frost was one of President John F. Kennedy’s favorite poets. Kennedy invited him to read his poem The Gift Outright his inauguration in 1961. Frost’s legacy includes having an influence on Robert Francis, Seamus Heaney, Richard Wilbur, Edward Thomas, and James Wright.