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Tom Clancy Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do I know about sex? I'm a married man.
- Tom Clancy

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

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

The good old days are now.
- Tom Clancy

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

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

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

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

Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
- Tom Clancy

Life is about learning; when you stop learning,
you die.
- Tom Clancy

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

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

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

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

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

We cannot solve our problems with the same
thinking we used when we created them.
- Albert Einstein

Win as if you were used to it,
lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

I used to believe in forever, but forever's too good to be true.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.
- Elbert Hubbard

It's just random chance, baby; get used to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Life should not be a journey to the grave
with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out,
and loudly proclaiming, "Wow! What a Ride!"
- Hunter S. Thompson

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

The future ain't what it used to be.
- Yogi Berra

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
- Billy Sunday

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time.
I don't believe in diets.
Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used,
and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
- Dave Parnas

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.
- Charles M. Schulz

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
- Mae West

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

The poet may be used as a barometer,
but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather.
- Lionel Trilling

It is better to have a fair intellect that is well
used than a powerful one that is idle.
- Bryant H. McGill

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

It is only after years of preparation that the young
artist should touch color -
not color used descriptively,
that is, but as a means of personal expression.
- Henri Matisse

Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and
independent distribution system.
The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
- Don Henley

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

I wouldn't attach too much importance to these student riots.
I remember when I was a student at the Sorbonne in Paris,
I used to go out and riot occasionally.
- John Foster Dulles

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
- Nafisa Joseph

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
- Ted Koppel

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used
exclusively for the benefit of the people,
to whom they belong.
- Fidel Castro

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker


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