Favorite Yogi Berra Quotes

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra was a former American Major League Baseball catcher, outfielder, and manager. He played almost his entire 19-year baseball career for the New York Yankees.

 

"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

 

"Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical."

 

"How can you hit and think at the same time?"

 

"I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."

 

"I don't know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads."

 

"If people don't want to come out to the ballpark, how are you going to stop them?"

 

"I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?"

 

"I never said most of the things I said."

 

"It gets late early out there."

 

"I think Little League is wonderful. It keeps the kids out of the house."

 

Bumped by someone carrying a grandfather clock, “Why can’t you wear a watch like everyone else?”

 

"The game's isn't over until it's over."

 

"You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours."

 

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there."

 

"We made too many wrong mistakes."

 

"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."

 

“Anyone who is popular is bound to be disliked.”

 

“If you don't know where you're going, chances are you will end up somewhere else.”

 

“I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.”

 

“If you can't imitate him, don't copy him.”

 

“Never answer an anonymous letter.”

 

“It's not too far, it just seems like it is.”

 

“If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.”

 

“Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting.”

 

“We were overwhelming underdogs.”

 

“Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.”

 

When asked for the time, Yogi replied, “You mean now?”

 

“The future ain't what it used to be.”

 

“Pair up in threes.”

 

“I wish I had an answer to that, because I'm tired of answering that question.”

 

“You give 100 percent in the first half of the game, and if that isn't enough in the second half you give what's left.”

 

After being told he looked cool, “Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself.”

 

“You better cut the pizza in four pieces. I'm not hungry enough to eat eight.”

 

“I usually take a two hour nap, from one to four.”

 

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”

 

“Shut up and talk.”

 

Once Yogi's wife Carmen asked, "Yogi, you are from St. Louis, we live in New Jersey, and you played ball in New York. If you go before I do, where would you like me to have you buried?" To this, Yogi replied, "Surprise me."

 

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