Quotes of Note

“Trying to sneak a fast ball past Henry Aaron was like trying to sneak the sun past a rooster.” – Curt Simmons

“If you have to eat crow, eat it while it’s hot.” – Alben Barkley, Vice President under Harry Truman

“The most fearful and dangerous thing in the world is not a lion on the loose or an atom bomb in its silo, but a closed mind.” – Michael Seide

“The only thing God didn’t do to Job was give him a computer.”  I. F. Stone

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Here are a few quotes from novelist Tom Clancy who recently died at the age of 66.

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

“Two questions form the foundation of all novels: “What if?” and “What next?” (A third question, “What now?”, is one the author asks himself every 10 minutes or so; but it’s more a cry than a question.)  Every novel begins with the speculative question, What if “X” happened?  That’s how you start.”

“There’s nothing more pornographic than glorifying war.”

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

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