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.
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.
Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.
If you don't believe in something, you'll fall for anything. I believe everything happens for a reason. If you are strong from within, you can will anything. I'm a firm believer that where there's a will, there's a way.
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?
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.
Blessings can come in a number of ways. The Lord doesn't give you what you want, the Lord gives you what you need.
I tell you, revenge plays a big part in momentum down here.
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.
If you're feeling pressure, then you shouldn't be here.
I'd never heard of colon cancer. Baseball wasn't even important to me. I have a wife and two girls. That's what was important. The doctors told me and all I could say was, 'When are we going to get this thing out?'
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.
Just putting my uniform on keeps me going. Being able to get out there keeps me going. That's the best therapy.
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.
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.
I've been operated on 13 times.
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.
I want to establish myself as the first Eric Davis, not the next Willie Mays.
I have figured out it's not what you do on the field, it's how many games you play in.
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.
Most of the places I've been, I've been a main piece of the puzzle.
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.
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.
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.
Baseball is not what I love. It's my job.
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