Tom Clancy
FameRank: 9

"Thomas Leo" ""Tom"" "Clancy, Jr." was an American novelist and historian best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, and for video games that bear his name for promotional purposes. Seventeen of his novels were bestsellers, and more than 100 million copies of his books are in print. His name was also a brand for similar movie scripts written by ghost writers and non-fiction books on military subjects. He was a part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles and Vice Chairman of their Community Activities and Public Affairs committees.

Clancy's literary career began in 1984 when he sold The Hunt for Red October for $5,000.

Clancy's fiction works, The Hunt for Red October (film)/The Hunt for Red October (1984), Patriot Games (1987), Clear and Present Danger (1989), and The Sum of All Fears (1991), have been turned into commercially successful films with actors Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine as Clancy's most famous fictional character Jack Ryan (character)/Jack Ryan, while his second most famous character, John Clark (Tom Clancy character)/John Clark, has been played by actors Willem Dafoe and Liev Schreiber. He died on October 1, 2013, of an undisclosed illness.

If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous novelists! More Tom Clancy on Wikipedia.

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

Colleges typically did not tell you that ninety percent of your education came after you hung the parchment on the wall. People might ask for a rebate.

We cannot fail to win unless we fail to try.

I've made up stuff that's turned out to be real, that's the spooky part.

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.

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

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.

Never ask what sort of computer a guy drives. If he's a Mac user, he'll tell you. If not, why embarrass him?

The thing you have to understand about fighter pilots is they never quite grow past the stage of little boys buzzing past girls on their bicycles.

What do I know about sex? I'm a married man.