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70 Motivational Quotes By Tom Clancy

Famous As: American Author Best Known for His Novel ‘The Hunt for Red October’
Born On: April 12, 1947
Died On: October 1, 2013
Born In: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

(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

Time is something that fills the empty spaces of life

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

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.

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.

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.

Surviving is much more painful than death.

Tom Clancy
Even true believers had consciences, Too bad.

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.

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

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

Tom Clancy
An overnight success is ten years in the making.

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.

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

My life is a very simple life thank you

Tom Clancy
The noblest of ideas have always been protected by warriors.

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.

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.

To Ronald Reagan, The Man Who Won the War.

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

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

Tom Clancy
One presidential advisor to another:

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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)

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

They were wheels-up in less than fifteen minutes.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Tom Clancy