90+ Tom Clancy Quotes


Tom Clancy Quotes
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Name: Tom Clancy Find on Amazon India: Link
Nationality: AmericanFind on Amazon: Link
Profession: Novelist
Born: 12-Apr-1947 

Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there’s somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can’t do that.

What do I know about sex? I’m a married man.

There was a time when nails were high-tech. There was a time when people had to be told how to use a telephone. Technology is just a tool. People use tools to improve their lives.

There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it’s not there anymore. Our technology was better than theirs.

There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.

The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.

The human condition today is better than it’s ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.

The good old days are now.

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.

Show me an elitist, and I’ll show you a loser.

Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn’t beat us.

America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information.

Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.

People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?

Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.

I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?

I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.

In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything.

Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed.

Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives. If he’s a Mac user, he’ll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?

No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there’s something bad about it.

It’s not right to say that our loss in Vietnam turned out to be a gain. But lessons were learned. And they were the right lessons.

Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.


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