Robert Frost

Playwright, Author

1874 – 1963

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Who was Robert Frost?

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works.

Famous Quotes:

  • A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
  • Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
  • Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
  • Skepticism, is that anything more than we used to mean when we said, Well, what have we here?
  • Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.
  • Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they can talk sense.
  • By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
  • Poetry is what is lost in translation.
  • In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
  • I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.

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Mar 26, 1874
San Francisco
Also known as
  • Robert Lee Frost
  • Frost, Robert
  • White American
  • United States of America
  • Dartmouth College
    (1892/09 - )
  • Harvard University
    (1897 - 1899)
  • University of Michigan
  • Amherst College
Lived in
  • New Hampshire
Jan 29, 1963

on July 23, 2013


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  • Muhammad Ismail Khan
    Muhammad Ismail Khan
    Probably JFK, being a politician of his own standards, invited a poet that was Frost and applied the wisdom of a poet as signature tune, commencing his presidential oath taking ceremony.Whereas the Draconian horrific elements realised they couldn’t swallow the Motive of JFK. Despite they characteristically are masters in craftsmanship of satanic events, but their mastery failed to remain in hideout as they committed the worst crime in US’ history of politics. The fear of Kennedy so throttled these negative elements the priests of wealth, they couldn’t restrict themselves to stop continuity of their wickedness... Well those endowed with wisdom predicted that the US society shall never come out of the standards which are beneath the human decency and certainly is being witnessed since they killed JFK. 
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