Eric Davis quotes

  • It takes a lot of energy to be negative. You have to work at it. But smiling is painless. I'd rather spend my energy smiling.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Smile #Energy #Negative

  • I'm having a good time. I'm going to treat every game and every day as if they are my last because I now know that they could be.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Games #Lasts #Good Times

  • People spend time worrying about things they think they have to have and lose perception of what they do have. You can have all the money and material things you want. If you aren't here to enjoy them, what good do they do?
    -- Eric Davis

    #Thinking #People #Worry

  • Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Life Is Too Short #Life Is Short #Worry

  • I was hitting .360 when I was diagnosed. I didn't forget how to play while I was recovering. I don't know if the cancer is gone for good. I don't think anyone ever knows, but no one is going to steal my joy for as along as I'm able to play baseball.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Baseball #Cancer #Thinking

  • It's easy to see why pitchers respect McGwire. If you hit behind him, they're saying that they don't respect you. You have to change their thinking.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Thinking #Easy #Pitcher

  • Just putting my uniform on keeps me going. Being able to get out there keeps me going. That's the best therapy.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Able #Uniforms #Therapy

  • My only goal is to play 162 games and help this team win. If I can do that, everything will take care of itself.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Team #Winning #Games

  • There's only one Mark McGwire. The man walked over 160 times. Just think. If he walks 60 times, he might hit 100 homers.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Men #Thinking #Might

  • You can't get more appreciation than that, to be elected by the fans. That's the ultimate, really.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Appreciation #Fans #Ultimate

  • That's just my family's mentality. We are a very loving, hugging and kissing kind of family. And we grew up in a church atmosphere and still have that atmosphere. There is no negativity.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Kissing #Negativity #Atmosphere

  • I know people are pretty well embarrassed just at the mention of colon cancer. Sticking a tube in you to find out what's wrong is not a nice thing. But I can tell them, a 30- or 40-minute test is worth it. We have to make them feel more comfortable about getting screened.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Nice #Cancer #People

  • I was able to get operated on four days after I was diagnosed. It was just a matter of getting this baseball-sized tumor out of me. I reflect now on how lucky I was to be in the situation where I could get the best possible help and treatment.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Baseball #Lucky #Four

  • I was fortunate to play for Pete Rose and have teammates like Ken Griffey Sr., Tony Perez and Dave Concepcion. I grew up in the game with a mature attitude. I've always known it was better to be seen and not heard.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Attitude #Games #Play

  • I'm being compared to the impossible. I never saw Mays, Aaron or Clemente play. What about the people I face every day? Tim Raines is the best? Mattingly is the best? Why not compare me to my peers?
    -- Eric Davis

    #Play #People #Peers

  • I'm not head-strong, and I'm not egotistical. I understand certain things better now. I won't be trying to be play everyday. There's only one Cal Ripken, one Lou Gehrig and one Joe DiMaggio. What is good for them isn't necessarily good for Eric Davis.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Strong #Play #Everyday

  • I've been hearing this since I first joined the Reds organization, that I'm going to be the next this or that. It's tough on a young player coming up. You show some positive things and everybody jumps on that and says you should be the next Willie Mays.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Positive #Player #Organization

  • People saw me as being heroic, but I was no more heroic than I was with other injuries I had, like the lacerated kidney I suffered during the 1990 World Series. It's just that people haven't known anyone with a lacerated kidney, but everyone can relate to someone with cancer.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Cancer #People #World

  • If you're feeling pressure, then you shouldn't be here.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Feelings #Pressure

  • I've been operated on 13 times.
    -- Eric Davis

  • I'm no different than others with cancer. I just happen to play professional baseball. I'm part of those statistics that cancer has touched as well.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Baseball #Cancer #Play

  • Never give up and don't ask why because every situation does not need an answer. I'm a firm believer that I don't worry about anything I can't control.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Giving Up #Worry #Doe

  • I don't listen to what people say about me and I don't read what they write about me. People can compare me to anyone they want to, but I'm not going to worry about it.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Writing #People #Worry

  • I will be a role model for cancer patients for the rest of my life. But you know what? When I was getting chemo, those people inspired me.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Cancer #People #Role Models

  • Most of the places I've been, I've been a main piece of the puzzle.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Pieces #Puzzles

  • I don't think any player lives up to his potential, because people out there put you so high on a pedestal, you'll never be as good as they expect.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Player #Thinking #People

  • I'll have a stamp on me forever. There will always be questions. I brought new fans to the Orioles' organization, and that's good.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Organization #Forever #Fans

  • When you get back on the field and do things, any doubts you've developed leave. The more consistent you become, the fewer doubts you have.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Doubt #Fields #Consistent

  • Baseball is not what I love. It's my job.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Baseball #Jobs

  • Everyone would like to play in their hometown, but right now I like Cincinnati, I like the way it's going. I'm happy.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Play #Way #Hometown

  • For me to become the highest paid player in the franchise, it was something I didn't anticipate. But I'm glad. I like playing for Cincinnati.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Player #Glad #Anticipate

  • I don't even take aspirin.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Aspirin

  • I don't want to be famous. I want to be secure. I don't want the world. I just want a piece of it. I want people to remember Eric Davis.
    -- Eric Davis

    #People #Eric #Pieces

  • I have figured out it's not what you do on the field, it's how many games you play in.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Games #Play #Fields

  • I want to establish myself as the first Eric Davis, not the next Willie Mays.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Eric #Want #Next

  • The last two times I went to spring training, I had to win a job, and if I didn't get off to a blazing start, I'm on the bench. Now, I've proven myself, so it's not essential that I get off to a real good start.
    -- Eric Davis

    #Jobs #Spring #Real

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