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.
Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
The objective of a terrorist is to create political change in the society he targets.
Fundamentally, I think of myself as a storyteller, not a writer.
Before, it was always, 'Oh, no, here comes Clancy, that insurance agent.' Now it's, 'Oh, here comes Tom Clancy, bestselling author.' But I'm still the same basic middle-class slob.
Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn't beat us.