Famous Yogi Quotes

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"It ain't over till it's over."

"This is like deja vu all over again."

Phil Rizzuto - "Hey Yogi I think we're lost." - Yogi Berra - "Ya, but we're making great time!"

"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."

" I couldn't tell if the streaker was a man or a woman because it had a bag on it's head."

"You can observe a lot just by watchin'."

"In baseball, you don't know nothin'."

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

Yogi Berra on seeing a Steve McQueen movie: - "He must have made that before he died"

"If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."

"Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical"

Mrs. Lindsay - "You certainly look cool." - Yogi Berra - "Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself."

"Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."

"I want to thank all those who made this night necessary."

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

Interviewer - "Why, you're a fatalist !" - Yogi Berra - "You mean I save postage stamps ? Not me."

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

"Slump ? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hittin."

"It's pretty far, but it doesn't seem like it."

"It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much."

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

"I'd find the fellow who lost it, and, if he was poor, I'd return it." -- When asked what he would do if he  found a million dollars.

"I made a wrong mistake."

"90% of the putts that are short don't go in."

"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."

"I take a two hour nap, from one o'clock to four."

"Do you mean now?" -- When asked for the time.

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?" Yogi replied, "Surprise me."

"Glen Cove." -- Referring to Glenn Close on a movie review television show.

"It gets late early out there." -- Referring to the bad sun conditions in left field at the stadium.

"A nickel isn't worth a dime today."

"If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else."

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

"Texas has a lot of electrical votes." -- During an election campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to the election.

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

"If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them."

"Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel."

"It's never happened in the World Series competition, and it still hasn't."

"How long have you known me, Jack? And you still don't know how to spell my name." -- Upon receiving a check from Jack Buck made out to "bearer."

"I'd say he's done more than that." -- When asked if first baseman Don Mattingly had exceeded expectations for the current season.

"The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."

"He can run anytime he wants. I'm giving him the red light." -- On the acquisition of fleet Ricky Henderson.

"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?"

"It ain't the heat; it's the humility."

"The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase."

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

"I didn't really say everything I said."

"Never answer an anonymous letter"

"It's deja vu all over again"

"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be "

Yogi on the 1969 NY Mets....." overwhelming underdogs "

"The future ain't what it used to be "

"If I didn't wake up, I'd still be sleeping."

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

"The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."

"If you ask me a question I don't know I'm not going to answer."

"I'm as red as a sheet."

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

"Pair up in threes."

"Don't get me right I'm just asking!"

"It's not too far it just seems like it is."

"We have a good time together, even when we're not together."

"Little League baseball is a good thing 'cause it keeps the parents off the streets and it keeps the kids out of the house!"

"It ain't over 'till it's over."

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