Hillary Clinton's Dumbest Quotes

Dumb Quotes by Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton

Democratic Presidential Candidates Hold First Debate In Las Vegas
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This compilation of dumb quotes by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was gathered from speeches and interviews during her primary campaigns. If you're looking for more than quotes, we also have compilations of memes and late night jokes.

On Politics

"The question is, we face a lot of dangers in the world and, in the gentleman's words, we face a lot of evil men. And what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men?" —Clinton laughing off a question from a voter who asked Clinton what qualified her to deal with leaders from countries such as Iran and North Korea

"I just want to add, I did not say that it should be done, but I certainly recognize why Gov. Spitzer is trying to do it. And we have failed." —Clinton responding in a Democratic debate to New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer's plan to give drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants. Moments earlier, Clinton had said, "They are driving on our roads. The possibility of them having an accident that harms themselves or others is just a matter of the odds."

"We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

"God bless the America we are trying to create."

"I have to confess that it's crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian."

"I'm not going to put my lot in with economists." —Clinton after being asked by George Stephanopoulos about economists' claims that her gas tax holiday proposal would not bring down gas prices.

On Home Life and Family

"Who is going to find out? These women are trash. Nobody's going to believe them." —Clinton on Bill Clinton's bimbo eruptions

"If I didn't kick his ass every day, he wouldn't be worth anything." —Clinton on Bill Clinton

"I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life."

On Campaigning

"My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won the California primary somewhere in the middle of June, right? We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California. You know, I just, I don't understand it." —Clinton on why she is staying in the race

"Senator Obama says he is getting tired of the campaign, his supporters say they want it to end. Could you imagine if Rocky Balboa had gotten half way up those art museum stairs and said, 'Well, I guess that's about far enough.' When it comes to finishing the fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit, I never give up and I know that we're going to make it together, not just up those stairs, but we're going to climb that mountain for a better day for America."

"I have said that I'm not running and I'm having a great time being pres—being a first-term senator." —Clinton on her presidential ambitions

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president."


"I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." —Clinton on visiting Bosnia in 1996, contradicting other accounts that said there was no threat of gunfire. Clinton later said she "misspoke"

"On a couple of occasions in the last weeks, I just said some things that I knew not to be the case." —Clinton on misspeaking about her Bosnia visit

"We have a lot of kids who don't know what works means. They think work is a four-letter word."

"He ran a gas station down in St. Louis... No, Mahatma Gandhi was a great leader of the 20th century." —Clinton introducing a quote by Mahatma Gandhi