26 Total Quotes

Tom Clancy Quotes

Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives. If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist #Ask

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

I've made up stuff that's turned out to be real, that's the spooky part.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

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.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist #People

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

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?
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

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.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

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?
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

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.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

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.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there's something bad about it.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn't beat us.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

Show me an elitist, and I'll show you a loser.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

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.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

The good old days are now.
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#American Novelist

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

There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it's not there anymore. Our technology was better than theirs.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

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.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist

What do I know about sex? I'm a married man.
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#American Novelist

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.
Tom Clancy
#American Novelist