Famous quotes and sayings by the Yankees Manager Yogi Berra



Here are some funny quotes by Yogi Berra



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

It’s deja-vu all over again.

You should always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise they won’t come to yours.

If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.

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.

90% of the game is half mental.

It’s never happened in the World Series history – and it hasn’t happened since.

If you don’t set goals, you can’t regret not reaching them.

A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.

The future ain’t what it used to be.

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

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.

90% of short putts don’t go in.

We made too many wrong mistakes.

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?

It ain’t over till it’s over.

I knew exactly where it was, I just couldn’t find it.

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

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.

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.)

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

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?”

I didn’t say half the things I said.



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7 thoughts on “Famous quotes and sayings by the Yankees Manager Yogi Berra”

  1. I wonder if the sheer stupidity of these quotes are mistake or just plain…well…stupidity.

  2. They are STUPIDITY .. plain ans simple. Typical of the New York mentality, you know, the ones who LOVE LOSERS. They celebrate the ’62 Mets. Some were worried when the Tigers were threatening the 120-loss record. So it figures. New York is full of STUPIDITY and Berra is the President. Another example: The Mets have a stadium near an airport, with annoying jet sounds. Let;s build a new park!! Where? Right there, under the flight path. WOW, what genius. Same for the tennis stadium. Can you believe it? Sure! It’s New York: Where 90% are stupid and the other half are idiiots.

  3. Fred its funny you say that because that sound a it like one of his sayings:

    “It’s New York: Where 90% are stupid and the other half are idiiots.” – Fred

    “90% of the game is half…” – Yogi Berra

  4. Wow Fred, sounds to me like you’re a little JEALOUS of us New Yorkers. Why invest so much thought/energy (9 lines!) into bashing THE GREATEST CITY IN AMERICA!!! Ummmmmm BECAUSE YOU’RE JEALOUS????? That’s all :)

  5. Yes, Yogi did play in live in NYC for some time. And then settled in NJ, but his education was from St. Louis. That’s where he learned to speak and think. So as wonderful as Yogi’s saying are, NYC can’t take credit for it.

    Was he stupid? Hardly. Yogi didn’t make it as far a high school, but he was actually quite intelligent. However, he was a diamond in the rough and spoke what was on his mind without thinking. Again a product of his environment and education in St. Louis.

    He is a bit gruff these days, but had you met him when he was making all these quotes, you would have liked him.

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