"I just want the same thing Joe Montana got when he was MVP. He got respect. He got commercials. He got everything."
"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."Jerry Rice on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Jerry Rice on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Jerry Rice 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."Jerry Rice on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Jerry Rice on Abraham Lincoln
"Montana and I had a chemistry that was unbelievable. When I first came into the league he told me I added five years to his career, and I just think we complimented each other very well and were able to do some amazing things out on the football field."
"My work ethic came from my parents and my fear of failure. I came from a small, predominantly black school and I didn't want to let them down."
"I'm really looking forward to the Hall of Fame ceremonies. It's going to be unbelievable - just crazy. I'm looking forward to thanking all the fans for inspiring me to go out there and play my best football each and every game."