Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Robert Frost quotations

Well, Churchill or Orwell he's not.

But Robert Frost isn't too bad with the quotations, either--even some political ones (see here and here.)

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

One aged man - one man - can't fill a house.


At 3:51 PM, January 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anesthesia." -- Frost's reply to a demand that he "name one worthwhile creation of modern society."

At 4:32 PM, January 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That quote about change being ideas going in and out of fashion is expressed beautifully in The Black Cottage. That poem just bowled me over when I first heard it read. Then I promptly forgot its truth. But I've lived long enough to learn it for myself.

At 11:31 PM, January 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"O, it is excellent to have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant."-- William Shakespeare

At 11:38 PM, January 11, 2006, Blogger Ymarsakar said...

Frost is definitely not a one liner, he is neither blunt nor frank enough.

At 8:33 PM, January 13, 2006, Blogger OBloodyHell said...

Does this make your liberal readers all a bunch of Frosted Flakes?

Inquiring minds want to know...


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