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Robert Frost
American poet
(1874-1963)



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"And nothing to look backward to with pride,
And nothing to look forward to with hope."
-- Robert Frost, "The Death of the Hired Man" (1914)

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the road less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference."
-- Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken" (1916)

"The woods are lovely, dark, and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

-- Robert Frost, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (1923)

"They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars -- on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places."
-- Robert Frost, "Desert Places" (1936)

"The land was ours before we were the land's.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people."
-- Robert Frost, "The Gift Outright" (1942)

"Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation."
-- Robert Frost, quoted in: Louis Untermeyer, Robert Frost (1964)



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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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