Quotation by Jimmy Carter

I don't like to be idle; in fact, I often feel somewhat guilty unless there is some purpose to what I am doing. But spending a few hours—or a few days—in the woods, swamps or alongside a stream has never seemed to me a waste of time.... I derive special benefit from a period of solitude.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Interview with Atlanta Magazine, p. 68 (July 1988).

Talking about his book, An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections (1988).
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