The best Quotes by Tom Clancy

The best Quotes by Tom Clancy

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. (April 12, 1947 – October 1, 2013) was an American novelist. He is best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science storylines set during and after the Cold War. Seventeen of his novels have been bestsellers and more than 100 million copies of his books have been sold.

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
Fix your eyes forward on what you can do, not back on what you cannot change.
Remember, for every shot you fire, someone, somewhere, is making money.
When you have stopped learning you have begun to die.
It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.
Danger confronted properly is not something a man must fear.
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.
A wise man knows his limitations. And a bold one seizes opportunities.
In the Soviet Union every worker is a government worker, and they have a saying: As long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.
Nothing, it seemed, lived longer than a perverse idea.
Chavez here, I just dropped two. The excitement of the moment masked the shame of how easy it had been. This was pure murder.
John Clark: "You get a nap. The rest of the team arrives in about half an hour."
Ding: "The rest of what team?"
John Clark: "Everybody who can move and shoot, son."
There were even those who said that Communism had been tried in the wrong country - that Russia had been too far backward to make those wonderful ideas work.
Popov: "I told them to feel free to rob the bank as a cover for the real mission -"
John Brightling: "Which was?"
Popov: "To be killed."

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I'm a politician, which means I'm a cheater and a liar, and when I'm not kissing babies I'm stealing their lollipops.
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GPS satellites, unmanned drones, f*cking laser sights? The more crutches you have, the more it hurts when they're kicked out from under ya. If there's one thing I know for sure, it's that a six inch blade never loses reception.
Thatcher in Rainbow Six - Siege
First rule of hunting, become your target, then hunt yourself down.
Jackal in Rainbow Six - Siege
I see you've got a few new holes in you, let's get them plugged up ja?
Blitz in Rainbow Six - Siege
Rainbow needs people who will challenge the future of the unit, and those who remind it of its roots. It needs people who can be the scalpel and the hammer.
Harishva Pandey in Rainbow Six - Siege
Time for some serious protection!
Rook in Rainbow Six - Siege
If it runs on Batteries, I'll see it!
IQ in Rainbow Six - Siege
Remember, there are only two people in this world that get get this job done, I'm one of them.
Valkyrie in Rainbow Six - Siege
I don't like photos of myself. The lighting is always wrong.
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Sam: "Pick a number between one and ten!"
Guard: "Four?"
Sam: "Huh, lucky guess, you get to live. Now tell me something useful or we'll play another round."
Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell
When planning your revenge, you should dig two graves - one for your enemy and one for yourself.
Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell - Conviction
Sam Fisher: "I could open it."
Lambert: "...and you could play Russian Roulette with a clip-loading pistol."
Irving Lambert in Splinter Cell - Pandora Tomorrow
General: "I would rather have my family die, than to have them live as traitors."
Sam Fisher: "There's a fine line between stupid and brave, General."
Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell - Blacklist
To defend the lives of millions, I'll become to what you fear most, I will make you believe I am everywhere, and I'll do it my way.
Sam Fisher in Splinter Cell - Blacklist
Sam: "Let me guess... three alarms and it's over?"
Lambert: "Of course not. This is no video game, Fisher!"
Irving Lambert in Splinter Cell - Chaos Theory
What do Marylanders call their ex-girlfriends?
Old Bay.
They say money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a flight to Maryland - and that's pretty much the same thing.
People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That's how they define reality. But what does it mean to be correct or true? Merely vague concepts. Their reality may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?
Anything is possible if you got enough nerve.
Why can't we us thoughts and prayers to protect the border? It's what we use to protect our schools.
The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Computers may out-think us one day, but as long as people got feelings we'll be better than they are.
I am nervous about the impact AI is going to have on future elections. Personalized 1:1 persuasion, combined with high-quality generated media, is going to be a powerful force.
Sam Altman - September 2022
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.
After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
What other people think of you is none of your business.
This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.

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