Montel Williams

Montel
Williams
1956

American Talk Show Host, received the Navy Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal.

Author Quotes

No one tells every white person in this country how to be. No one tells every Hispanic, or Asian or Jewish person in this country how to be. There is no single definition of whiteness or single definition of blackness.

Not every person with MS is disabled to the point where they can't communicate or function. I'd like to try and start making people think differently about is that when they hear someone has MS they don't automatically stereotype them into some picture.

People feel when we come here, that we didn't forget about them.

The DEA raided the farm where we were able to get marijuana and they took it away. Everyone in the collaborative... WAMM... worked together to try to get the right blend of marijuana, but we were never able to reproduce it. So, unfortunately, Jeffrey's been in a residential facility for over a year now.

The people of a state spoke: they said, 'We believe that in our state we believe we have a right to have doctors prescribe medical marijuana... The federal government steps in and destroys the whole process When we come back we're going to meet a man who gets his pot from Uncle Sam.

The reason why you were allowed to get away with that in the '60s and '70s is because this country's racist administrative policies were such that rich white kids were getting exemptions. I said no exemptions.

There was a time when the FCC tried to require a certain amount of television and media to be educational, a certain amount to be newsworthy and a certain amount of it to be public access.

We are calling on all Americans to help us spread the word. All of us know someone who needs assistance. Help could be as close as a single phone call to our toll free number.

We have an incredible national forest service, and we have an incredible child outreach program that the president has put together. I don't see anything wrong with national service for a minimum of two years. If we were to require that, we wouldn't need a draft.

We're not handing it out in stagecoaches! The government is sending this out Your doctors approved the protocol.

You see the images that the public is demanding. Why more reality-based TV? You'd think that after the first Survivor it would have gone away, but it hasn't. The public demands it because they get all caught up in the personal stories, and want to see more and more.

It's hard to compare. Different times, different players. The administration four years ago did not have 9/11. I could tell you this; this particular administration was better suited to handle that than the former.

Let's be careful when we start comparing American to European tolerance because there isn't necessarily a lot of European tolerance.

My primary symptom is pain. I've got pain from my shins to my feet, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it's been there for the last 10 years. [Recently, the pain spread to Montel's face]"It literally feels like you're taking a fork and stabbing me right now. People say, 'How the devil do you deal with this? You have to get a grip.

How dare someone tell me they can prescribe morphine, vicodin, percocet. Make the drugs most addictive, name the most addictive drug, they can give me and I can be a walking member of the society by taking that garbage, but my doctor, who has prescribed it for me, can?t prescribe medicinal marijuana? Why? Because we have an idea everybody who does it sits around smoking. There are 50 different ways to utilize it. You can eat it; you can process it into a liquid; or you can turn it into a pill form. The willow tree was taken apart about 200 years ago and turned into aspirin. And we all take it.

I can take one to two tablets every four hours. It takes me 20 of these a days to knock down my pain. I can read in the PDR all the adverse effects of this drug. I'm not talking about drugs for other people. I'm talking about that woman is dying, I can barely walk. Why can't the federal government expand this program to include people like myself so that I don't have to worry about getting locked up?

I don't know if anybody can second-guess what they will do on Capitol Hill.

I have visited some places where the differences between black and white are not as profound as they used to be, but I think there is a new form of racism growing in Europe and that is focused on people who are Middle Eastern. I see it.

I really wish there was some big brother conspiracy theory. I just think it's the ignorance of trying to make a dollar. That's what the networks have done and will continue to do. If anyone doesn't think that this is about making money, then they're crazy.

I started this foundation when I was diagnosed. It was established for one reason, and that was to try to find a cure for MS. Every penny, 100% of the public donations that come into this are given back out in the form of grants to colleges and researchers around the world.

I travel Europe every couple of weeks. I just came back from London, Holland and Denmark. Every nation on this planet has its issues with race, and I am not sure if everyone has figured out how to deal with it.

I was very much afraid that by coming forward it was going to affect my career. That's what I was worried about. And that's exactly what happened.

I would not have become public had I not known that there was an unscrupulous person working in the medical industry who was prepared to sell information about me to a tabloid that probably would have put it on the front cover.

If we get the donations, I think we're going to raise a significant amount of money; some will be used for some administered costs, but the public portion of that will go directly into grants.

If you have faith, you can move mountains. If you have faith in something bigger than yourself -- in God, community, family, whatever -- then anything is possible. Faith alone will give you the strength to clear any obstacle in your way.

Author Picture
First Name
Montel
Last Name
Williams
Birth Date
1956
Bio

American Talk Show Host, received the Navy Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Navy Commendation Medal.