Monday, April 12, 2010

Meandering in mystery . . .

Today is the birthday of Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. (born 12 April 1947), author.

"I’ve made up stuff that’s turned out to be real, that’s the spooky part." - Tom Clancy

"Life is about learning; when you stop learning, you die." - Tom Clancy

"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." - Tom Clancy

"I like writing. It's the most fun I've ever had at anything. You can build your own little world and — like a kid with his toy trains, — except instead of trains I have tanks and ships and airplanes and things... I get to make them do all the things I want them to do, and if I don't like the way things work out, I start again." - Tom Clancy

"No matter what you or anyone else does, there will be someone who says that there's something bad about it. Whenever somebody comes up with a good idea, there's somebody else who has never had a good idea in his life who stands up and says, Oh, you can't do that..." - Tom Clancy

"Look, this is simple. The good old days are now. OK? The human condition today is better than it's ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that." - Tom Clancy

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