Quotation by Jimmy Carter

... the Hatter [said], tossing his head contemptuously. "I dare say you never even spoke to Time!"
"Perhaps not," Alice cautiously replied; "but I know I have to beat time when I learn music."
"Ah! That accounts for it," said the Hatter. "He wo'n't stand beating. Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he'd do almost anything you liked with the clock. for instance, suppose it were nine o'clock in the morning, just in time to begin lessons: you'd only have to whisper a hint to Time, and round goes the clock in a twinkling! Half past one, time for dinner!"
I rarely disobeyed Daddy, both because of my respect for him and because I knew that punishment for my transgressions would be certain and sometimes severe.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. An Outdoor Journal: Adventures and Reflections, p. 19, New York: Bantam Books (1988).

His father died in 1953.
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