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A collection of quotes by Tom Clancy on dreams, truth, responsibility, hope, change, ego, ideas, courage, etc.

70 Motivational Quotes By Tom Clancy

Famous As: Novelist
Born On: April 12, 1947
Died On: October 1, 2013
Born In: Baltimore County, Maryland, United States of America
Founder / Co Founder: Rotary Rocket
Died At Age: 66

Tom Leo Clancy Jr. was a prominent American novelist. Seventeen of his books were top sellers and he sold over hundred million copies of his books. Many of his works have been made into commercially successful films, including ‘The Sum of All Fears,’ ‘Patriot Games,’ ‘Clear and Present Danger,’ and ‘The Hunt for Red October.’ Games like ‘Splinter Cell series,’ ‘Ghost Recon,’ and ‘Rainbow Six’ were also inspired by his works. Read through the corpus of quotes by Tom Clancy on books, wealth, shows, hard-work, law, library, reading, sailing, hope, reality, collaboration, loss, technology, country, battles, etc.

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

Tom Clancy

The only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to read

Tom Clancy

Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change.

Tom Clancy

What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else.

Tom Clancy

Nothing is as real as a dream. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.

Tom Clancy

Courage is being the only only one who knows how terrified you are.

Tom Clancy

The point of life was to press on, to do the best you can, to make the world a better place.

Tom Clancy

Colleges typically did not tell you that ninety percent of your education came after you hung the parchment on the wall. People might ask for a rebate.

Tom Clancy

I am a politician which means I am a liar and a crook. When I am not kissing babies I am stealing their lollypops.

Tom Clancy

Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world.

Tom Clancy

Remember, for every shot you fire, someone, somewhere, is making money.

Tom Clancy

It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.

Tom Clancy

Being a victim is more palatable than having to recognize the intrinsic contradictions of one's own governing philosophy.

Tom Clancy

If you want to kick the tiger in his ass you'd better have a plan for dealing with his teeth

Tom Clancy

It is a principle of diplomacy that one must know something of the truth in order to lie convincingly.

Tom Clancy

When you have stopped learning you have begun to die.

Tom Clancy

There are only two ways we can be beaten: we die or we give up. And we're not giving up.

Tom Clancy

(Stereotyping) is only for those without the imagination to see people as they are instead of being like someone else they understand.

Tom Clancy

Time is something that fills the empty spaces of life

Tom Clancy

Most things in here don't react well to bullets.

Tom Clancy

Of all human lamentations, without doubt, the most common is if only I had known. But we can't know, and so days of death and fire so often begin no differently than those of love and warmth.

Tom Clancy

The nice thing about enemies is you know where they stand. This is not always true of friends." --General Sergey Voloshin

Tom Clancy

Surviving is much more painful than death.

Tom Clancy

Even true believers had consciences, Too bad.

Tom Clancy

To Ronald Wilson Regan, The Fortieth President of The United States: The Man Who Won The War.

Tom Clancy

She didn't strike me as a "crossword in ink" kind of girl

Tom Clancy

An overnight success is ten years in the making.

Tom Clancy

So few people were left who knew what combat was like. People were so easy to frighten. Combat taught a man what to fear – and what to ignore.

Tom Clancy

My life is a very simple life thank you

Tom Clancy

The noblest of ideas have always been protected by warriors.

Tom Clancy

All field agents have some cowboy in them – even the ones from New York.

Tom Clancy

To Ronald Reagan, The Man Who Won the War.

Tom Clancy

In a toxic, festering sort o' way...

Tom Clancy

One presidential advisor to another: "If the world made sense, we'd all have to find honest work.

Tom Clancy

Life was such a strange thing, so permanent when one had it, so fleeting when it was lost- and those who lost it could never tell you what it was like, could they?

Tom Clancy

The assistant commander at any post is supposed to be a ruthless son of a bitch.

Tom Clancy

Every country in the world had a bureaucracy, whose entire purpose was to delay important things from happening.

Tom Clancy

Civilians listened to officers, which said a lot about the intelligence of civilians.

Tom Clancy

Danger confronted properly is not something a man must fear.

Tom Clancy

Mr. President. Douglas MacArthur said every military disaster can be explained in two words: ‘Too late.

Tom Clancy

Panic is something that good operations officers plan for.

Tom Clancy

In the Soviet Union every worker is a government worker, and they have a saying: As long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.

Tom Clancy

Ice hockey is the closest thing to religion permitted by the Soviet Union.

Tom Clancy

A trend was a trend only because people thought it so. And in thinking it so, they made it so.

Tom Clancy

Russia will invade Ukraine, probably within the next few weeks. They will annex the Crimea. From there, if they meet no resistance from the West, they will take more of the country,

Tom Clancy

Morituri Non Cognant (Those Who are About to Die, Just Don't know)

Tom Clancy

We wait. No sense spooking him. We let him come in nice and close while we do our famous imitation of a hole in the water,

Tom Clancy

One thing about flying that he never got used to was that no matter how awful the weather was on the ground, if you flew high enough you could always find the sun.

Tom Clancy

Jack Ryan said, “Benjamin Franklin put it like this: ‘Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Tom Clancy

The only people Ryan needed to impress were those who knew him; he cared little for the rest.

Tom Clancy

A conscience is the price of morality, and morality is the price of civilization.

Tom Clancy

A lively discussion is usually helpful, because the hottest fire makes the hardest steel.

Tom Clancy

Therefore, it is in our mutual interests to cause unrest and chaos within America. The new American president is a weak man.

Tom Clancy

I’ll indulge you and look at the pictures.

Tom Clancy

The most important lesson that came out of Vietnam for me was that Marines take care of Marines.

Tom Clancy

Intelligence people are no different from anybody else. They have preconceptions, and when they see them in real life, it reinforces how brilliant they think they are.

Tom Clancy

People in the intelligence community are not made to believe in coincidences.

Tom Clancy

If the First Toddler wears it, it has to be fashionable.

Tom Clancy

Diplomatic exchange combined the worst aspects of explaining things to a toddler and talking with a mother-in-law. It was dull, it was tedious, it was exasperating, and it was necessary.

Tom Clancy

Marine.” Say the word to any American, and you can count on a strong reaction.

Tom Clancy

The human mind has a way of punishing itself for killing a fellow man. It remembers and relives the incident again and again.

Tom Clancy

Poor people have poor options. Chavez found the Army almost by accident, and had found it a true open of security and opportunity and fellowship and respect.

Tom Clancy

People who feel themselves inferior have a pathological desire to disprove their own perceptions.

Tom Clancy

Thing, most deadly of all to those who hold it in their earthly hands. For yourself, you must decide. What sort of leader do you wish to be, and with what other leaders

Tom Clancy

Only evil of my shadow is my enemy,well die of darkness of life!

Tom Clancy

They were wheels-up in less than fifteen minutes.

Tom Clancy

Privacy and loneliness were the traditional luxuries accorded to a skipper.

Tom Clancy

Ladies and gentlemen, it is not the job of government to be the national nanny. The average citizen can look after his or her own needs without assistance from somebody who works here in Washington.

Tom Clancy

Either people were trustworthy or they were not.

Tom Clancy

At this table, a loud voice was just a man venting his stress. A quiet one was far more dangerous.

Tom Clancy