"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."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Eric Davis on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Eric Davis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Eric Davis on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Eric Davis on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Eric Davis on Maya Angelou
"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."
"I love the game, it's the greatest game on earth, that's why I can't understand all of this talk about trying to make the game better. People talk about the high strike zone and changing this and that. Why? To speed up the game? That's the beauty of baseball. There is no time element."
"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."
"It's like, now you're actually complaining because you're making $9 million and guys are making more? If it makes you that upset, quit. Leave the game. Go home then and try finding another job that's going to pay you that."
"Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing."