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