Humorous Quotes attributed to Robert Frost
1875-1963, American Poet
- By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Create and stir other people to create.
- Everything worth saying has its own particular way, its own inevitable way, of being said.
- Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on thee and I'll forgive thy great big joke on me.
- 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.
- Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
- Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
- I had to teach in the academy to make both ends meet, and then they did not meet.
- I teach only when I have something I want to tell them.
- I told that boy from Amherst this morning not to get the
conquer-the-world-next-year-or-quit idea into his head.
- I write only when I can write--when I must write.
- In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
- Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
- Most folks are poets. If they were not, some of us would have no one to
read what we write. Perhaps a few of us specialize just a little more, that
- Nobody today knows how to read Homer and Virgil perfectly, because the
people who spoke Homer's Greek and Virgil's Latin are as dead as the sound
of their language.
- Occasionally a man comes along, who says, you can't tell me there is any
poetry in the process of scratching a pig's back ! But I don't know.
- Replying to the statement - "They (facts) can't be poetical unless a
poet handles them." Frost says, "Anything you do to the facts
falsifies them, but anything the facts do to you ... transforms them into
- Some people think, that the chief aim of education is to find out what a
man is fitted for. Quizzing shows that in its crudest form. Of course, that
is not education's chief aim. You never quiz in good society
- The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working when
you get up in the morning, and doesn't stop until you get to the office.
- Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.
- We have had so much of it (Nature Poetry) during the last century that
there is almost a revulsion against it at the present time.
- When a man's young, he's an emotionalist. When he's old an
intellectualist. Only about fifteen middle years are well-balanced. He
should do his big works then.
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