The Wit and Wisdom of Tom Clancy

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“Life is about learning …”

Here are a few more examples of Clancy’s rare wit and wisdom.


I’ve been telling people for 12 years that if you want to get a nuclear device into the United States, just bring it through the port of Miami disguised as cocaine. – interview on CNBC show “Kudlow & Cramer,” 2003



Known for his meticulous research, he was actually investigated a number of times by military and espionage officials – suspected of having access to classified information. However, each time, he was able to document how his research had led him to create scenarios that were facutal. In the July 27, 1986 The New York Times, he quipped: “I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part.”

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