"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Eric Davis on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Eric Davis on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Eric Davis on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Eric Davis on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Eric Davis on Abraham Lincoln
"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."