Chuckling with Yogi Berra

Yogi Berra was one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. He played most of his career with the New York Yankees and was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

Yogi quit school after the eighth grade, yet he had a tendency toward malapropism and fracturing the English language. Here are some of my favorite quotes attributed to him.

  1. I wish I had an answer to that, because I’m tired of answering that question.
  2. 90% of the game is half mental.
  3. You can observe a lot by watching.
  4. You can’t think and hit at the same time?
  5. Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.
  6. Never let the truth interfere with a good story.
  7. It gets late early out here.
  8. It’s like deja-vu, all over again.
  9. Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to yours.
  10. It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
  11. A nickle ain’t worth a dime anymore.
  12. I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.
  13. If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.
  14. If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.
  15. You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
  16. Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
  17. If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.
  18. I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.
  19. If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
  20. If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
  21. It was impossible to get a conversation going because everybody was talking too much.
  22. The future ain’t what it used to be.
  23. You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.
  24. Never answer an anonymous letter.
  25. I never said most of the things I said.

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