If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.

There are some people in politics and in the press who can't be confused by the facts. They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that's regrettable.

If you're not comfortable with public speaking - and nobody starts out comfortable; you have to learn how to be comfortable - practice. I cannot overstate the importance of practicing. Get some close friends or family members to help evaluate you, or somebody at work that you trust.

In every country today, there is politics. It may be authoritarian politics, but there is politics.

Sometimes, in public life, people ask inappropriate, off-the-wall kinds of questions, don't they?

One of the great things about my mother is she really valued people's character more than what they did.

I won the youth vote in Massachusetts and in California. I did very well with it in Ohio.

When an army unit returns from service in Iraq or Afghanistan, it barely gets a breather before it begins training for its next deployment.

Well, I think both Russia and China have a very strong aversion to interference in internal affairs.

The nuclear arsenal that Pakistan has, I believe is secure. I think the government and the military have taken adequate steps to protect that.

When a new president comes in, a new president gets to clean house.

The challenge is to practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible.

Well, I think, by definition, all power has limits.

Cooking, decorating, diet/self-help and gardening books are guilty pleasures and useful time fillers.

There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that's certainly in our best interest but also the best interests of the world.

My father was raised with brothers, he was a football player and a boxer, he was a chief petty officer in the Navy, he was a man of his times.

Now there is a new request. To release transcripts of speeches that were given. When everybody agrees to do that, I will as well. It is important we all abide by the same standards. So let's do the tax return standard first, because that has been the standard for a long time.

The need for peace in Northern Ireland goes well beyond political stability. It now speaks to regional Europe and even global stability.

I think that if you live long enough, you realize that so much of what happens in life is out of your control, but how you respond to it is in your control. That's what I try to remember.

I think that we have to be constantly asking ourselves, 'How do we calculate the risk?' And sometimes we don't calculate it correctly; we either overstate it or understate it.

You don't walk away if you love someone. You help the person.

We know in New York we have several million at any one time who are in New York illegally.

Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.

I believe climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean energy jobs.

I think we have to face the reality that in a society where there is a legitimate threat of terrorism, not being able to see one's face, not being able to have some sense of communication in that way, is for many societies a challenge.

Knowing what to expect next gives children a sense of security.

I also believe that we have an extraordinary opportunity for the United States and European Union to lead the world in developing and implementing new and more efficient technologies - smart electrical grids and electrical vehicles.

Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.

I have known several presidents quite well, including my husband, and I worked closely with President George W. Bush and the White House then after 9/11, and I served with President Obama. I disagree with all three of those presidents on certain things.

You cannot have maternal health without reproductive health. And reproductive health includes contraception and family planning and access to legal, safe abortion.

I think I'm very hardheaded.

Now, look, I - I like to look at evidence. I plead to that. I think evidence is important when you're making decisions that affect other people's lives.

My father was a small-businessman, and if he didn't get up and go to work, there would be no business.

I've often thought that the gauntlet of American politics is more individualistic, more expensive, more unpredictable than in many other democracies.

I wish I were taller and thinner but the hair you can do something about.

To me you cannot be fully human, fully civilised, unless you recognise humanity in everyone.

I meet with people all day long.

When I became secretary of state, I felt one of my primary jobs was building relationships around the world.

I've spent so many years commuting, I kind of prefer a home office.

There's a difference between fair game and playing games.

I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.

You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do the best you can with it.

Look, I'm outspoken.

I don't think the Egyptian people want to see what is a very clear effort to obtain political and economic rights turn into any kind of new form of oppression or suppression or violence or letting loose criminal elements.

I try to read for pleasure whenever I can - it's a great way just to shut it off for a while so your brain doesn't get fried.

It's true that America can't solve every problem, but I don't know of any major problem in the world that can be solved without us.

The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not.

Everybody has some dysfunction in their families.

Look at climate change; don't put your head in the sand. Understand that it is going to have profound effects on our resources and so much else.