Yogi Berra Quotes
I really didn't say everything I said.
If you ask me a question I don't know,
I'm not going to answer.
It ain't the heat; it's the humility.
It's deja-vu all over again.
You should always go to other people's
funerals. Otherwise they won't come to yours.
The only reason I need these gloves is
'cause of my hands.
You can't think and hit at the same
If the world were perfect, it wouldn't
If I didn't wake up, I'd still be
The other teams could make trouble for
us if they win.
I knew I was going to take the wrong
train, so I left early.
If you can't imitate him, don't copy
Never answer an anonymous letter.
90% of the game is half mental.
It's never happened in the World Series
history - and it hasn't happened since.
I'm as red as a sheet.
It's not too far, it just seems like it
If you don't set goals, you can't regret
not reaching them.
Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't
We were overwhelming underdogs.
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
Nobody goes there anymore. It's too
You mean now? (When
asked for the time.)
We have a good time together, even when
we're not together.
Little League baseball is a good thing
because it keeps the parents off the streets and the kids out of the
The future ain't what it used to be.
If you come to a fork in the road, take
Pair up in threes.
Don't get me right, I'm just asking.
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
90% of short putts don't go in.
We made too many wrong mistakes.
Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself.
(After being told he looked cool.)
We're lost, but we're making great time!
If people don't want to come to the ball
park, how are you going to stop them?
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
He can run anytime he wants. I'm giving
him the red light. (On the acquisition of
I knew exactly where it was, I just
couldn't find it.
If you don't know where you are going,
you will wind up somewhere else.
You've got to be very careful if you
don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
The towels were so thick there I could
hardly close my suitcase.
You better cut the pizza in four pieces.
I'm not hungry enough to eat eight.
I don't know, I'm not in shape yet.
(When asked what size cap he wanted.)
I want to thank you for making this day
necessary. (On Yogi Berra Appreciation
Day in 1947.)
I don't remember leaving, so I guess we
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 usually take a two hour nap, from one
Steve McQueen looks good in this movie.
He must have made it before he died.
It gets late early out there. (Referring
to the sun conditions in left field at the stadium.)
It was hard to have a conversation with
anyone - there were too many people talking.
I always thought that record would stand
until it was broken.
Texas has a lot of electrical votes. (During
an election campaign - after George Bush stated that Texas was important
to the election.)
You can observe a lot just by watching.
No, you didn't wake me up. I had to get
up to answer the phone anyway.
I really liked it. Even the music was
good. (When asked if he liked the opera one evening.)
Why buy good luggage? You only use it
when you travel.
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."
Carmen said "I took Tim to see Doctor
Zhivago today." Yogi replied, "What the hell's wrong with him now?"