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Yogi Berra Sayings


*    This 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.
 

*  "I want 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.

 

* "Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?"


*  "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." 


"If 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."  


*  "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.
 

*   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."
 

*   "Do 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."
 

*  "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 travel."
 

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

* "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."


* “The future isn’t what it used to be.” 

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