Robert Frost Farm Derry

Famous quotes containing the words robert frost, farm and/or frost:

    “Weren’t you relieved to find he wasn’t dead?”
    “No! and yet I don’t know it’s hard to say.
    I went about to kill him fair enough.”
    “You took an awkward way. Did he discharge you?”
    “Discharge me? No! He knew I did just right.”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    We are often struck by the force and precision of style to which hard-working men, unpracticed in writing, easily attain when required to make the effort. As if plainness and vigor and sincerity, the ornaments of style, were better learned on the farm and in the workshop than in the schools. The sentences written by such rude hands are nervous and tough, like hardened thongs, the sinews of the deer, or the roots of the pine.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    “Well, who begun it?”
    That’s what at the end of a war
    We always say not who won it,
    Or what it was foughten for.
    —Robert Frost (1874–1963)