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7 Quotes on Writing by Robert Frost

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Robert Frost was an American poet. He is best known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. He received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.

Robert Frost on Writing

“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.”
“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
“You're always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem? I just believed it. The most creative thing in us is to believe in a thing.”
“I write to find out what I didn't know I knew.”
“Nearly everybody is looking for something brave to do. I don't know why people shouldn't write poetry. That's brave.”
“All there is to writing is having ideas. To learn to write is to learn to have ideas.”
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