Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. Quotes

Democracy is spreading across the world. Democracy is only possible with easy access to information and good communications. And technology is a way of facilitating communications.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Victory comes only to those prepared to make it, and take it.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

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

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which believe the idea that things cannot be changed.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

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.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

I hope people learn to appreciate our people in uniform. These aren't guys who just shoot 'em up. They plan. And they are extremely intelligent.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Crazy people do crazy things.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

I'd rather talk to people who do things than complain about other people who do things. I say they're idiots.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

When you deploy forces, you must have a good reason. The country must be behind those forces. And they must be trained, prepared and supported.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Wars are begun by frightened men.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Soldiers are in the business of death-inflicting it, and, as little as possible, receiving it. They must be careful, but they also must take risks. And they reduce those risks by planning.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

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.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

If everyone in business prepared as carefully as professional soldiers, they'd be better off.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

To truly feel like we're fighting terrorism, we need as much intelligence and infiltration as possible into known rivals of democracy. Once that information is collected, a sincere commitment must be made to thwart their effects through unified/joint military resolve.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

There are two kinds of people: the ones who need to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

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