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    Why make so much of fragmentary blue In here and there a bird, or butterfly, Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye, When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?
    — Robert Frost
    It comes down to a doubt about the wisdomOf having children after having had them,So there is nothing we can do about itBut warn the children they perhaps should have none.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: children  doubt  child 
     
    Poetry is a reaching out forward expression, an effort to find fulfillment
    — Robert Frost
    tags: poetry 
     
    I still say the only education worth anything is self-education.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: education  worth 
     
    I'm always saying something that's just the edge of something more.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: saying 
     
    Everything written is as good as it is dramatic. It need not declare itself in form, but it is drama or nothing.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: drama 
     
    Far in the pillared dark Thrush music went- Almost like a call to come in To the dark and lament. But no, I was out for stars: I would not come in. I meant not even if asked, And I hadn't been.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: dark  music 
     
    ... War is for everyone, for children too.I wasn't going to tell you and I mustn't.The best way is to come uphill with meAnd have our fire and laugh and be afraid.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: children  fire  child  war  afraid 
     
    A name with meaning could bring up a child,Taking the child out of the parents' hands.Better a meaningless name, I should say,As leaving more to nature and happy chance.Name children some names and see what you do.
    — Robert Frost
    The reason artists show so little interestIn public freedom is because the freedomThey've come to feel the need of is a kindNo one can give them they can scarce attainThe freedom of their own material....
    — Robert Frost
    tags: freedom  artist 
     
    There is no love.There's only love of men and women, loveOf children, love of friends, of men, of God:Divine love, human love, parental love,Roughly discriminated for the rough.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: children  men  women  friends  human  child 
     
    Keep all ur troubles in ur own pocket. But, make sure that the pocket has a hole!
    — Robert Frost
    Love has earth to which she clings....
    — Robert Frost
    tags: earth 
     
    Yet some say Love by being thrallAnd simply staying possesses allIn several beauty that Thought fares farTo find fused in another star.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: beauty  thoughts  star 
     
    For me the initial delight is in the surprise of remembering something I didn't know I knew. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing ... is discovering.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: writing  poem 
     
    The best thing we're put here for's to see; The strongest thing that's given us to see with's a telescope. Someone in every town, seems to me, owes it to the town to keep one.
    — Robert Frost
    I am sure I have heard this several times from places I can't recall, but it's not already in the Gaia Quotes database, so I add this profound insight from the fields of psychological healing and spiritual evolution. It sure has helped me.
    — Robert Frost
    Nearly everybody is looking for something brave to do. I don't know why people shouldn't write poetry. That's brave.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: people  poetry  write 
     
    Do you know, Considering the market, there are more Poems produced than any other thing? No wonder poets sometimes have to seem So much more businesslike than businessmen. Their wares are so much harder to get rid of.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: wonder  poem  poet 
     
    Lord, I have loved Your sky,Be it said against or for me,Have loved it clear and high,Or low and stormy....
    — Robert Frost
    Any eye is an evil eye That looks in on to a mood apart.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: evil  eyes  mood 
     
    You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: hate  brain 
     
    The line-storm clouds fly tattered and swift, The road is forlorn all day, Where a myriad snowy quartz stones lift, And the hoof-prints vanish away. The roadside flowers, too wet for the bee, Expend their bloom in vain. Come over the hills and far with me, And be my love in the rain.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: flowers  rain 
     
    For dear me, why abandon a belief Merely because it ceases to be true
    — Robert Frost
    tags: belief  true 
     
    As a confirmed astronomerI'm always for a better sky.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: sky 
     
    The question that he frames in all but words is what to make of a diminished thing.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: questions 
     
    Possessing what we still were unpossessed by, Possessed by what we now no more possessed.
    — Robert Frost
    So was I once myself a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: dreams 
     
    He is all pine and I am apple orchard. 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.
    — Robert Frost
    Earth's the right place for love. I don't know where it's likely to go better.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: earth  right 
     
    The mind-is not the heart. I may yet live, as I know others live, To wish in vain to let go with the mind- Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me That I need learn to let go with the heart.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: heart  live  night  wishes  care  learn 
     
    The people I want to hear about are the people who take risks.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: people  risk 
     
    Two such as you with such a master speed Cannot be parted nor be swept away
    — Robert Frost
    tags: master 
     
    In A Glass of Cider It seemed I was a mite of sediment That waited for the bottom to ferment So I could catch a bubble in ascent. I rode up on one till the bubble burst, And when that left me to sink back reversed I was no worse off than I was at first. I'd catch another bubble if I waited. The thing was to get now and then elated.
    — Robert Frost
    When I was young, I was so interested in baseball that my family was afraid I'd waste my life and be a pitcher. Later they were afraid I'd waste my life and be a poet. They were right.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: young  right  poet  baseball  afraid 
     
    Oh, come forth into the storm and rout And be my love in the rain.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: rain 
     
    I believe in teaching, but I don't believe in going to school.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: believe  school  teaching 
     
    He thought that I was after him for a feather-- The white one in his tail: like one who takes everything said as personal to himself.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: thoughts  personal 
     
    What are we? Young or new? We must be something.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: young 
     
    You, of course, are a rose- But were always a rose.
    — Robert Frost
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