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Tom Clancy

Geburtstag: 12. April 1947
Todesdatum: 1. Oktober 2013

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Thomas Leo Clancy Jr. war ein US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, der unter dem Namen Tom Clancy schrieb und besonders für seine Politthriller wie z. B. Jagd auf Roter Oktober bekannt ist. Von seinen Büchern wurden über 100 Millionen Exemplare gedruckt.

Clancy war zudem Mitbesitzer des Major-League-Baseball-Teams Baltimore Orioles.

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Zitate Tom Clancy

„Die Talente machen die Arbeit, und die Marktschreier bestimmen wo's lang geht.“

—  Tom Clancy
OP-Center, Heyne Verlag, München, S. 8, ISBN 3-453-09240-6. Übersetzer: Bernd Schnepel

„Anwälte sind der Untergang Amerikas, und aller zivilisierter Nationen.“

—  Tom Clancy
Im Zeichen des Drachen, Heyne Verlag, München, S. 602, ISBN 3-453-18048-8. Übersetzer: Jeannette Böttcher

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

—  Tom Clancy
Attributed to an interview on Larry King Live<!-- this citation was found, for this commonly attributed remark, but a date is needed here -->; also quoted in Quotable Quotes (1997) edited by Deborah Deford Attributed variant: The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense. Clancy here expresses an idea evoked in similar statements made by others, all derived from the orignial made by Lord Byron: Lord Byron: Truth is always strange; stranger than fiction. Mark Twain: Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't. G. K. Chesterton: Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it. Leo Rosten: Truth is stranger than fiction; fiction has to make sense. (attributed)

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„The more information available to the average person, the greater the synergy that develops from it.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: America is the most inventive country in the world. Why? Because everybody has access to information. In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station. Look what happened to them. They tried to classify everything. The more information available to the average person, the greater the synergy that develops from it.

„Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: Fighting wars is not so much about killing people as it is about finding things out. The more you know, the more likely you are to win a battle. Take the AEGIS system in the navy. It's a radar computer system for air-battle management. What it does is give the commander an extra 15 minutes to decide what he's going to do to fight a battle, and those 15 minutes are decisively important.

„I wanted a different way in which to tell my stories.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: I wanted a different way in which to tell my stories. Coming up with concepts for computer games gives me another avenue of creative expression. It's not just me telling the story, it's me designing the idea for a story and letting the players write their own ending.

„Historically, anything that gets information to people is good for the world. The most important human being who ever lived, if you want to leave out religious figures, would be Johannes Gutenberg... that's when the liberation of human thought happened, because people could read the thoughts of people across the world, and have thoughts of their own, and publish them and spread information around.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: Historically, anything that gets information to people is good for the world. The most important human being who ever lived, if you want to leave out religious figures, would be Johannes Gutenberg... that's when the liberation of human thought happened, because people could read the thoughts of people across the world, and have thoughts of their own, and publish them and spread information around. Anything that gets information to people is good. America has prospered because we're the most information-friendly society in the world.

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„Computers are going to be even bigger. TVs are one-way. You sit there and you watch it. Computers, you interact with.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: I was one of the first generations to watch television. That's technology. TV is like any other kind of tool. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad? Computers are going to be even bigger. TVs are one-way. You sit there and you watch it. Computers, you interact with.

„The drafters of the Constitution had made one simple but far-reaching error. They'd assumed that the people selected by The People to manage the nation would be as honest and honorable as they'd been. One could almost hear the "Oops!" emanating from all those old graves.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: The drafters of the Constitution had made one simple but far-reaching error. They'd assumed that the people selected by The People to manage the nation would be as honest and honorable as they'd been. One could almost hear the "Oops!" emanating from all those old graves. The people who'd drafted the Constitution had sat in a room dominated by George Washington himself, and whatever honor they'd lacked he'd probably provided from his own abundant supply, just by sitting there and looking at them. The current Congress had no such mentor/living god to take George's place, and more was the pity, Ryan thought. The Bear and the Dragon (2000), Ch. 12 : Conflicts of the Pocket

„You don't pick generals off park benches. … They are experts at what they do and lot of thinking goes into it.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: My vision for this book and the others in the series is to let people know what kind of commanders we have. You don't pick generals off park benches. … They are experts at what they do and lot of thinking goes into it. And I want to get across to people the intellectual dimension of command, to let people know that it's hard to be a general. And the people we have with general stars on their shoulders are pretty smart and pretty good guys.

„In case you haven't noticed, we live in a world that is for the first time in all of recorded human history unlikely to have a major war. There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it's not there anymore. The reason is our technology was better than theirs.“

—  Tom Clancy
Context: In case you haven't noticed, we live in a world that is for the first time in all of recorded human history unlikely to have a major war. There used to be this country called the Soviet Union; it's not there anymore. The reason is our technology was better than theirs. Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. It was really a combination of SDI and CNN. They realized they couldn't beat us so they decided to change the ball game.

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