Tom Clancy Quotes

22 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?"
"I've made up stuff that's turned out to be real, that's the spooky part."
"There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves."
"Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed."
"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?"
"America is the most inventive country in the world because everybody has access to information."
"Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act."
"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?"
"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."
"Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die."
"No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there's something bad about it."
"Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn't beat us."
"Show me an elitist, and I'll show you a loser."
"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."
"The good old days are now."
"The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that."
"There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it's not there anymore. Our technology was better than theirs."
"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."
"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."
"Along the way he also learned one or two things about leadership and national security and what our country is all about and what we're trying to do in the world."
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