James Oppenheim Quotes:- James Oppenheim (1882–1932) was an American poet, novelist, and editor. A lay analyst and early follower of Carl Jung, Oppenheim was also the founder and editor of The Seven Arts, an important early 20th-century literary magazine. He was a well-known writer of short stories and novels. His poetry followed Walt Whitman’s model of free verse ruminations on “social and democratic aspects of life”.
Oppenheim depicted labor troubles with Fabian and suffragist themes in his novel, The Nine-Tenths (1911), and in his famous poem Bread and Roses (1911). The slogan Bread and Roses is now commonly associated with the pivotal 1912 textile workers’ strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
James Oppenheim Quotes
“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.”-James Oppenheim
“Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.”-James Oppenheim
“Quick as a hummingbird…she darts so eagerly, swiftly, sweetly dipping into the flowers of my heart.”-James Oppenheim
“Man’s the bad child of the universe.”-James Oppenheim
“A faith like Lincoln’s would transform the world!”-James Oppenheim
“Would you end the war? Create great Peace.”-James Oppenheim
“The fool is looking for happiness far away. The wise man makes it grow under his feet.”-James Oppenheim
“Free men set themselves free.”-James Oppenheim