Yogi Berra Quotes

Yogi Berra was a catcher for the NY Yankees from 1946 to 1963 and then a coach and manager for the NY Mets for 10 years. While an excellent player, he is perhaps best known for his "Yogi-isms," short statements that are unintentionally witty and may contain malaproprisms. Unfortunately, a lot of Yogi-isms were made up by other people but attributed to him, such as "It ain't over till the fat lady sings." This misattribution, however, did lead to an authentic Yogi-ism: "Some of the things I said, I never said."

The Yogi-isms presented here are verified authentic.

  1. "It ain't over 'til it's over."
  2. "It's déjà vu all over again."
  3. "You can observe a lot by watching."
  4. "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
  5. "Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."
  6. "Thank you for making this day necessary."
  7. "Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't go to yours."
  8. "If people don't want to come to the ballpark, how the hell are you gonna stop them?"
  9. "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
  10. "If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."
  11. "Ninety percent of the game is half mental."