Katie Hopkins Quotes

Katie Hopkins Quotes Can Teach Us Plenty

Katie Hopkins continues to provoke reactions with her controversial views, but in the final analysis the reactions she generates can teach us about how we respond to the world.  When you read a list of Katie Hopkins quotes focus on your reaction, not on the woman delivering the messages. If you can contain your outrage for a few minutes I’ll explain why I think she has a instructive role to play on the world’s stage.

First, a short story:

Two Monks and a Pretty Young Woman

Two monks, a young acolyte and his older mentor, are walking to a monastery. After a while, they approach a ford at a river. The river is swollen and fuller than usual and they notice a pretty young woman waiting nervously on the bank, trying to summon the courage to wade across.

Two MonksThe monks have taken an oath of chastity and are forbidden to speak nor associate with women in any way.

On approaching the woman the older monk offers to carry her across the river on his back. The woman accepts this act of kindness and clambers onto the monk’s back.

The younger monk is aghast! This is outrageous! How could his mentor disobey one of their stricters rules! But he says nothing.

On reaching the other side of the river the woman thanks the monk with a salutation and a smile and goes on her way. Two monks continue on their journey in another direction.

After a few miles the younger monk can contain his rage no longer and in an outburst of anger he says to the older monk, “How could you do that?! After all we’ve been taught and the vows we have taken?!”

The older monk replies calmly, “I left the woman at the side of the river. Are you still carrying her?”

We are responsible for how we feel and how we react

keep calm and meditateConsider everyday intrusions on our minds, emotions, and general sense of well-being.  How we react to any of these situations is our choice. No one makes us feel negative emotions, we just allow ourselves to feel them out of habit and lack of self discipline.

For example, someone cuts in front of you as you exit a roundabout, forcing you to break sharply with all the usual effects in your car. As this idiot driver accelerates away you are left with a choice:

You can call the driver an appropriate expletive, then take several deep breaths and continue with your day. You could think about one thousand and one things that are interesting or fun. It’s up to you.

Alternatively you could replay the scene in your mind and relive the anger. Take it with you as you continue with your day and tell everyone at work/home about it. Imagine other outcomes where, for example, you stop the driver and enter into a confrontation that escalates into violence.

To use another example; you’re watching Newsnight, Question Time, or listening to the Jeremy Vyne Show on Radio 2.  Someone says something you passionately disagree with so you start shouting at the radio or the TV and countering the point.  You start and internal dialogue in your head in which you make your point forcibly.  You realise that it’s now 11.45pm and you can’t get to sleep.  Who is doing this to you?  The person on the TV/radio?  Really?

If the world is controlling your emotions then perhaps it’s time you started working on those unused and flabby muscles called self-discipline and emotional intelligence.

Katie Hopkins’ Mission: To Teach

Katie Hopkins says something about your lifestyle that you find offensive because it feels like a personal attack due to some choices you have made.  That emotional response you feel is your responsibility, not hers.

Katie Hopkins QuotesIf you’re offended, ask yourself why you feel this way?  Why aren’t you comfortable in your own skin?  Why do her comments rile you if you’re the self-assured and self-confident person you thought you were up to that point?  Her comments and your reactions to them are the mirror that the world is holding up to you.

Katie Hopkins says something about others that you find offensive because you think it’s unjust and hateful for someone in the media to express opinions about other people’s lifestyles, religions etc.  Again, that emotional response you feel is your responsibility, not hers.

Why are you getting offended on other people’s behalf?  Does it make you feel like you’re a better person by doing so?  How noble of you.  See virtue signalling.

Do you check her Twitter feed each morning to see if there’s something new to be outraged about?  Do you feel an urge to spend time and effort attacking her online and complaining on social media about what she has said?  See SJW (Social Justice Warrior).

Do you think that, by expressing certain opinions, she is committing a hate crime and a Police investigation is warranted?

Do you think perhaps that our over stretched and under funded Police Forces tackling an ever increasing crime rate due to an expanding population have more important things to do?

It’s all part of being British and growing up

As we mature from childhood into adulthood we’re supposed to stop stamping our feet and bursting into tears when we don’t get our own way.  We’re also supposed to learn that we are in control of our lives and our emotions.

Being British and growing upUnfortunately, not everyone manages to complete this important stage of maturity and they continue to blame their parents, their teachers, their upbringing, the government, and everyone else for all their problems.  When Katie Hopkins points out that they have a choice, they blame her too.

If you feel offended, personally or on behalf of others, then ask yourself why that happens.  Contemplate the reasons and learn how to deal with it, drop it, and move on.   Otherwise you will spend your life in a near permanent state of anger and rage, with all the associated detrimental effects on your health and well-being.


Watch how Katie Hopkins expresses an opinion, defends it, and explains it again.  If you have strongly held convictions you should be able to articulate them as well as she does in any debate, and you should be able to defend your beliefs without getting angry and upset because someone doesn’t agree with you.   If you don’t know how to do that then perhaps it’s time you learned.

With all the above in mind, watch this collection of Katie Hopkins quotes and then see if you still feel offended or outraged.  Could you perhaps just shrug it off and go and do some gardening, writing, or yoga?  Maybe you could get on with some work?

Or perhaps you could listen the point being made and imagine how you would counter it with a well articulated point of your own.

You see, she’s really quite harmless.  Your constant state of rage on the other hand, well, that’s a slow poison.

Katie Hopkins Quotes

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama on Refugees in Europe

Yellow-single-candle-on-a-dark-black-background-000054664548_LargeThe Dalai Lama is one of the world’s most popular spiritual leaders.  His compassion, wisdom, and humour have won him fans and friends all over the globe.  He is welcomed by both religious and political leaders who give him their time and attention.  When he speaks, people listen attentively.

As well as the millions of Buddhists who revere him there are millions more who buy his books, contemplate his teachings, and listen to his every word.  His reach goes far beyond those of the same faith.

He’s also a Tibetan refugee, so he knows a thing or two about what it is to be driven out of your home country by strife and violence.

He knows first hand how it feels to be a long term refugee.  Along with many thousands of fellow Tibetans he fled his homeland in 1951 when the Chinese invaded and took over the country.  He is now based in India.

Given his reputation for compassion and other qualities it may come as a surprise to some when they hear what he had to say about refugees in Europe.

On the other hand, if you imagine what might be the best possible outcome for those whose plight moves you, his words may come as no surprise at all.

Help those in need

He begins by recognising the humanity in those refugees and expressing compassion and empathy for their plight:

When we look into the face of every single refugee, especially the children and women, we can feel their suffering

Then, he moves on to practicalities and he balances the view with the recognition of those in the host countries:

A human being who is a bit more fortunate has the duty to help them. On the other hand, there are too many now,

Europe, for example Germany, cannot become an Arab country

..he said, according to the German translation of the interview in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Germany is Germany

..he added.

Return and Rebuild

He seems to recognise the strains placed upon the communities in the host countries who welcome in refugees:

There are so many that in practice it becomes difficult.

…from a moral point of view too, I think that the refugees should only be admitted temporarily.

The goal should be that they return and help rebuild their countries.

In short, he seems to be saying that we should of course help all those in need, show them compassion, and treat them with dignity and respect.

We should give medical, material, and emotional comfort and support to those who have suffered.

However, we should not maintain an open door policy and we should work towards the goal of returning most refugees to their homelands once the crisis has passed.

I suspect many refugees would agree.  My guess is that many who have fled war would like to return to their homelands to rebuild their communities one day.

His advice speaks for itself, though it should be remembered that he’s talking specifically about refugees, not economic migrants moving from poor to richer countries, and not even asylum seekers who may never be able to return to their places of origin.  The terms are used interchangeably, the stories are politicised, and the meanings are lost.


Real compassion isn’t selective.  If you feel compassion for refugees and their plight then you can’t claim the moral high ground and dismiss the concerns of those affected by their arrival en masse, and yet that it’s precisely what happens.

In real democracies everyone’s voice is heard, even the voices of those you may dislike and those with whom you disagree strongly.