Tom Clancy Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Tom Clancy quotes, Tom Clancy sayings, and Tom Clancy proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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. Tom Clancy
The good old days are now. Tom Clancy
Victory comes only to those prepared to make it, and take it. Tom Clancy
It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you. Tom Clancy
Danger confronted properly is not something a man must fear. Tom Clancy
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
It is a principle of diplomacy that one must know something of the truth in order to lie convincingly. Tom Clancy
Helicopters don't fly, they vibrate so badly the ground rejects them. Tom Clancy
Liberation and equal-rights issues notwithstanding, it was a man's job to make a woman feel cherished and respected. Tom Clancy
Once you stop believing in Santa Claus, the whole world just goes downhill. Tom Clancy
Privacy and loneliness were the traditional luxuries accorded to a skipper. Tom Clancy
Show me an elitist, and I'll show you a loser. Tom Clancy
Being a victim is more palatable than having to recognize the intrinsic contradictions of one's own governing philosophy. Tom Clancy
The good old days are now. Tom Clancy
Suspense is achieved by information control: What you know. What the reader knows. What the characters know. Tom Clancy
I think about the characters I've created and then I sit down and start typing and see what they will do. There's a lot of subconscious thought that goes on. It amazes me to find out, a few chapters later, why I put someone in a certain place when I did. It's spooky. Tom Clancy
I've made up stuff that's turned out to be real, that's the spooky part. Tom Clancy
Even true believers had consciences, too bad. Tom Clancy
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Your life may change, but your dream doesn't have to. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. 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
I do not over-intellectualize the production process. I try to keep it simple, tell the damned story. Tom Clancy