Tom Clancy’s Fighting Words: 11 Choice Quotes

Tom Clancy wrote books that were “my kind of yarn(s),” according to President Ronald Reagan. Seventeen of Clancy’s intricate espionage thrillers became best-sellers; some, including "The Hunt for Red October," were blockbuster films. Here, choice slices of Clancy's blunt point-of-view.

By Barbara O'Dair
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    "Fiction has to make sense."

    Tom Clancy

    "The good old days are now."

    Tom Clancy

    "Success will ruin your life."

    Tom Clancy

    "Information... is power."

    Tom Clancy

    "Sometimes you have to put it on the line."

    Tom Clancy

    "The human condition is better than it's ever been..."

    Tom Clancy

    "... because the dream is within you."

    Tom Clancy

    "The U.S. Military is us."

    Tom Clancy

    "And they were the right lessons."

    Tom Clancy

    "Our technology was better than theirs."

    Tom Clancy

    "...as it is about finding things out."

    Tom Clancy

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