Ginsburg, Ruth Bader

Speaking to students at Georgetown University
Feb 04, 2015

Markey, Edward

All-night Senate session on Climate Change
Mar 10, 2014

Drew Faust

Morning Benediction at Harvard University
Aug 31, 2016

Watson, Emma

Interview with Reuters
Mar 05, 2017

Brown, Jerry

Speech to the American Geophysical Union
Dec 14, 2016

Graham, Lindsey

Feb 26, 2016

Clinton, Bill

Speech to the Human Rights Campaign national dinner
Oct 25, 2014

McConnell, Mitch

Senate floor speech
Feb 07, 2017

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Rev. James B Simpson

The Rev. James B. Simpson’s passion was collecting the words of others. He left his career as a journalist to become an Episcopal priest, but he retained a strong appreciation for journalism. 

He published several volumes of quotation books under the name of Simpson’s Contemporary Quotations. His work continues to be a trusted and recognized favorite among journalists, scholars, academics, and quote enthusiasts.


“Our era boasts eloquent spokesmen from every level of society, and … their words should not be buried in the formidable and sometimes inaccessible files of newspapers and magazines.”
– Rev. James B. Simpson

About the Fellowship

The Simpson Fellowship was established by the Rev. James B. Simpson, and continues his legacy by collecting and promoting quotations relevant and vital to modern society. 


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