14 passages from Hillary Clinton’s new book that are straight fire


Hillary Clinton’s new book dropped Tuesday, and the internet had plenty to say about What Happened. Haters gonna hate. But Hillary’s no stranger to haters, as those who plunged into her reflections on the 2016 election soon found out.

The book is chock full of gems and zingers. From deep wisdom, to sick burns, to cheeky pop culture references, Hillary keeps the hits coming.

Let us share some of the internet’s favorite moments from the book.

For starters, there’s this perfect skewering of Jason Chafetz, or as Hillary calls him, “wannabe Javert.”

Then there’s that moment when she calls Trump a filthy pig, while sharing a bit of wisdom from Bill.

Hillary also lets us in on some secrets. For one, she’s a “lifelong fan of school supplies.”

Yes, Hillary! God, I love this woman. I, too, am a lifelong fan of school supplies. #whathappened #hillarybookparty #schoolsupplies #hillaryclinton #nerds

A post shared by Tara (@taratuttle) on Sep 12, 2017 at 9:05pm PDT

And she, too, lived off of chicken nuggets on the campaign trail.

Some secrets are more somber and sobering. Remember all those grinning selfies with women in the Chappaqua woods? Adoring supporters weren’t the only ones who approached Hillary post-election. A handful of women also approached Hillary to say how sorry they were that they hadn’t supported. And, in her typical no nonsense fashion, Hillary had a hard time feeling sorry for them.

THIS FORVER #whathappened #realtalk #womensmarch

A post shared by Cara Patricia (@carapatriciasf) on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:11pm PDT

Oh, and if you’ve crossed Hillary, you better believe she’s got you on her list.

Hillary calls out Ryan Zinke during inauguration, showing the true nature of the GOP. #whathappened #HRC

A post shared by Fight For 46 News & Tees (@fightfor46) on Sep 13, 2017 at 11:21am PDT

Hillary doesn’t forget.

But Hillary shares more than sharp observations and cutting remarks. She also recalls the Women’s March fondly.

Why I marched in the #WomensMarch. #WhatHappened #WorthFightingFor

A post shared by Paul (@kismek83) on Sep 12, 2017 at 8:30pm PDT

already crying. #whathappened #stillwithher

A post shared by Jamie McIntyre (@jamiemack) on Sep 12, 2017 at 7:13pm PDT

And waxes poetic about the pains of humility.

I'll never forget her grace. I'm sorry I wasted so much time in my youth hating her for no reason. I'm sorry I ever doubted her faith. She deserved better. #ImStillWithHer #hillaryclinton #whathappened @hillaryclinton

A post shared by Kat Coffin (@phoenixtalon9) on Sep 12, 2017 at 7:47pm PDT

She shares her admiration for how her mother broke a cycle of abuse to form a loving, nurturing home.

Are you mindful of and do you try to stop cycles of abuse in your life and family? #whathappened #stillwithher #hillyes #herstory #bebrave #bethechange @hillaryclinton

A post shared by Kathy Benson (@bereavedandblessed) on Sep 13, 2017 at 5:55am PDT

Hillary also shares some of her own favorite inspirational quotes. And they are powerful stuff.

Like when she quotes Nietzsche and Kelly Clarkson at the same damn time.

She draws wisdom from historic feminists like Eleanor Roosevelt.

Hillary Clinton's new book is not actually a book about running for president. It's actually a book for every single woman who has been knocked down, told she can't, told she shouldn't. It's inspiring and funny and full of love, and it stands on the shoulders of women who have come before. Read it. #whathappened

A post shared by Megan ♀ (@mcortonscott) on Sep 12, 2017 at 11:55pm PDT

And Harriet Tubman.

Words of Wisdom. #whathappened #harriettubman @hillaryclinton

A post shared by Kate Barbre Otter (@katebarbreotter) on Sep 13, 2017 at 4:25am PDT

There’s a poetic echo of Tubman’s advice in this quote from poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

Great quote from the @hillaryclinton book. #whathappened

A post shared by Kai MacMahon (@kaimacmahon) on Sep 13, 2017 at 5:40am PDT

And this inspirational gem from A League of Their Own.

Yaaaas! She. Quotes. The. Greatest. Movie! #hillaryclinton #whathappened #aleagueoftheirown⚾️

A post shared by Bisera Rozić (@ms.rozic) on Sep 13, 2017 at 3:13am PDT

Hillary urges us to look at the dark underbelly of misogyny.

THIS WAS MY COMMENCEMENT SPEECH! I was there! HRC and I are in total mind-meld. #whathappened @hillaryclinton #imstillwithher #kenyoncollege @kenyoncollege

A post shared by Kim Waggoner (@kimwaggoner) on Sep 13, 2017 at 8:29am PDT

And while she knows there are plenty of people who would like her to give up, and stop talking…

Key takeaway from @hillaryclinton's #WhatHappened. . . . #ImWithHer #HillaryClinton #Instagay #WomensMarch #DNC

A post shared by Paul Nixey (@paulnixey) on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:14pm PDT

…Hillary reminds us repeatedly that trying again and again with no promise of success is something we’re obligated to do.

In the end, Hillary’s book is about more than a run for the presidency. It’s about life and all the obstacles it throws our way and having the courage to keep going.

And that, ladies and gents, is straight fire.

Always! #getcaughttrying #cando #motto #forward #actor #weho #hollywoodblvd #hollywood #hillary #whathappened #marine #bringit #imwithher #resist #semperfi #whatmighthavebeen #whatwillbe #nevergiveup #strength #strongertogether #la #hollywoodhills

A post shared by Matt (@fateknows) on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT

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