Famous Robert Frost Quotes on Life, poetry & education: Robert Lee Frost born on 26th March 1874 was an American poet who frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England. He is the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry and was honored frequently during his lifetime. Also, he became America’s rare “public literary figures” almost an artistic institution.
Robert Frost was awarded the congressional gold medal in the year 1960 mainly for his poetic works. Frost was named the poet laureate of Vermont on 22nd July 1961. Robert Frost was born to mother Isabelle Moodie and journalist William Prescott Frost Jr. During his early age in the year 1894, he sold his first poem “My Butterfly. An Elegy and was published on 8th November 1894 in New York Independent edition. Randall Jarrell poet and critic often praised Robert Frost’s poetry and also wrote about him with Steven’s and Eliot as the greatest American poets of the century.
His personal life was filled with a lot of loss and grief. At the age of 11, his father died due to tuberculosis, and mother died due to cancer in 1900. His younger sister Jeanie had to commit to a mental hospital in 1920. His wife had heart problems and also developed breast cancer in 1937. She died in 1938 due to heart failure.
It was noted by Harriet Monroe, the founding publisher and editor of Poetry that Frost’s narrative character-based poems always have “sympathetic humor” towards his subjects. Frost was elected by the Vermont State League of Women’s Clubs as Poet Laureate of Vermont. Also on 22nd July 1961, he was named as the Poet laureate of Vermont by the State Legislature. He was nominated 31 times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. You can find below some of the inspirational Robert Frost Quotes.
I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school. – Robert Frost
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body— the wishbone. – Robert Frost
It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains. – Robert Frost
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. – Robert Frost
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost
Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world. – Robert Frost
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. – Robert Frost
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. – Robert Frost
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. – Robert Frost
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. – Robert Frost
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. – Robert Frost
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me. – Robert Frost
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. – Robert Frost
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. – 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
Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. – Robert Frost
To be social is to be forgiving. – Robert Frost
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. – Robert Frost