"Yogi Berra Quotes" ... Johnny Miller
is like deja vu all over again."
"You can observe a lot just by watching."
"He must have made that before he died." -- Referring to a Steve McQueen movie.
to thank you for making this day necessary." -- On Yogi Berra Appreciation Day in St. Louis in 1947.
"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.
"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you
might not get there."
"I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early."
"If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else."
you can't imitate him, don't copy him."
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not
hungry enough to eat six."
"Baseball is 90% mental -- the other half is physical."
"Half of Baseball is 90% mental."
"It was impossible to get a conversation going;
everybody was talking too much."
"Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting."
"A nickel isn't worth a dime today."
"Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."
"It gets late early out there." -- Referring to the bad sun conditions in left field at the stadium.
"Glen Cove." -- Referring to Glenn Close on a movie review television show.
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."
you mean now?" -- When asked for the time.
"I take a two hour nap, from one o'clock to four."
"If you come to a fork in the road, take it."
"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."
"90% of the
putts that are short don't go in."
"I made a wrong mistake."
has a lot of electrical votes." -- During an election campaign, after George Bush stated that Texas was important to
"Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself." -- After being told he looked cool.
"I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."
"Yeah, but we're
making great time!" -- In reply to "Hey Yogi, I think we're lost."
"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
"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.
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."
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."