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