120 Greatest Yogi Berra Quotes And Sayings Of All Time

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Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American professional baseball catcher who later took on the roles of manager and coach.

In 1972, Berra was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1996, Berra received an honorary doctorate from Montclair State University, which also named its own campus stadium Yogi Berra Stadium, opened in 1998, in his honor.

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Berra was also well known for his impromptu pithy comments, malapropisms, and seemingly unintentional witticisms, known as “Yogi-isms”.

His “Yogi-isms” very often took the form of either an apparent tautology or a contradiction, but often with a powerful message that which is humorous yet full of wisdom.

We have divided the uplifting quotes by Yogi Berra in the following sections;

  • Yogi Berra Quotes
  • Yogi Berra Quotes About Baseball
  • Yogi-isms Yogi Berra Quotes
  • Funny Yogi Berra Quotes

Yogi Berra Quotes & Sayings

  1. “It ain’t over till it’s over.”                                                                                                                             

    yogi berra quotes
    yogi berra quotes

  2. “Take it with a grin of salt.”

  3. “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”

  4. “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”

  5. “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

  6. “Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”

  7. “A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.”

  8. “You can observe a lot by just watching.”                                                                                             

    Famous Yogi Berra Quotes
    Famous Yogi Berra Quotes

  9. “Thanks, you don’t look so hot yourself.”

  10. “We’re lost, but we’re making good time.”

  11. “I try to accomplish something each day.”

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

    Yogi Berra Quotes Images
    Yogi Berra Quotes Images

  13. “Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.”

  14. “I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous.”

  15. “This message won’t be over until it’s done.”

  16. “90% of the putts that are short don’t go in.”

  17. “We’ve had enough trowels and tribulations.”

  18. “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”                                                                     

    Yogi Berra Sayings
    Yogi Berra Sayings

  19. “Life is a learning experience, only if you learn.”                                                                                     

    Best Yogi Berra Quotes
    Best Yogi Berra Quotes

  20. “No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.”

  21. “Whatever you do, you should do it with feeing.”

  22. “Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.”

  23. “Ninety percent of all mental errors are in your head.”                                                         

    Yogi Berra Mental Quote
    Yogi Berra Mental Quote

  24. “You saw Dr. Zhivago? Why? Aren’t you feeling well?”

  25. “Everybody should plan ahead for a time when they die.”

  26. “(On the 1973 Mets) We were overwhelming underdogs.”

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

  28. “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”                                       

    Yogi Berra Quotes About Future
    Yogi Berra Quotes About Future

  29. “We have a good time together, even when we’re not together.”

  30. “If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.”

  31. “The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.”

  32. “I enjoy doing what I do, playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life.”

  33. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I’ve had a couple of those.”

  34. “A home opener is always exciting, whether it’s at home or on the road.”

  35. “Nobody goes to that restaurant any more because it is always crowded.”

  36. “If we didn’t want to bring him up we might as well have let him stay down.”

  37. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.”

  38. “I wish I had an answer to that because I’m tired of answering that question.”

  39. “I gotta shake hands with himǃ That’s one guy I know I’m better lookin’ than.”

  40. “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice there is.”

  41. “I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.”

  42. “If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”

  43. “I never dreamed we’d accomplish so much, but hunger accomplishes a lot of things.”

  44. “I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.”

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

  46. “Surprise me! [Yogi’s reply when he was asked by his wife, Carmen, where he would like to be buried].”

  47. “I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.”

  48. “People seem to find it hard to believe, but I’m a very serious person. It wasn’t luck that I became a ballplayer.”

  49. “Keep trying. Stay humble. Trust your instincts. Most importantly, act. When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

  50. “Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It’s also a powerful motivator.”

  51. “I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.”

  52. “Without a plan, even the most brilliant business can get lost. You need to have goals, create milestones and have a strategy in place to set yourself up for success.”

  53. “When you’re part of a team, you stand up for your teammates. Your loyalty is to them. You protect them through good and bad, because they’d do the same for you.”

  54. “You can’t just tell people an apparently obvious tautology or paradoxical contradiction, without talking about apparently obvious tautologies or paradoxical contradictions.”

  55. “When I’m sittin’ down to dinner with the family, stuff [another Yogiism] just pops out. And they’ll say, ‘Dad, you just said another one.’ And I don’t even know what the heck I said.”

  56. “A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.’ I tell ’em, ‘I don’t know any.’ They want me to make one up. I don’t make ’em up. I don’t even know when I say it. They’re the truth. And it is the truth. I don’t know.”

  57. “Sometimes I think there must be two Yogi Berras. There is the one who grew up on the Hill in St, Louis, who’s been playing ball for the Yankees for fourteen years, has a beautiful wife named Carmen and three boys, Larry, Timmy, and Dale, and lives in a nice house in Montclair, N. J. That’s me. Then there’s the one you read about in the papers who is a kind of a comic-strip character, like Li’l Abner or Joe Palooka. […] I don’t know that Yogi at all, because he doesn’t exist.”

Yogi Berra Quotes About Baseball

  1. “Swing at the strikes.”

  2. “It’s fun, baseball’s fun.”

  3. “All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

  4. “In baseball, you don’t know nothing.”

  5. “Baseball’s different today, but it isn’t.”

  6. “My ambition is to hit .400 and talk 1.000.”

  7. “How can you think and hit at the same time?”

  8. “Pitching always beats batting — and vice-versa.”

  9. “So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.”

  10. “If you don’t catch the ball you catch the bus home.”

  11. “I dunno. This game is getting funnier and funnier.”

  12. “Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.”

  13. “The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.”

  14. “The hitting’s good these days because the pitching isn’t.”

  15. “What difference does a uniform make? You don’t hit with it.”

  16. “It’s never happened in the World Series competition, and it still hasn’t.”

  17. “If you get a guy that can play a couple of positions, it helps you out a real lot.”

  18. “You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.”

  19. “Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball’s pretty good, too.”

  20. “If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work.”

  21. “Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.”

  22. “Baseball is a game of confidence, and over coming failures and fears. That’s what life’s about to.”

  23. “I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five.”

  24. “The game is supposed to be fun. If you have a bad day… don’t worry about it. You can’t expect to get a hit every game.”

  25. “Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren’t allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.”

  26. “You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn’t enough, in the second half, you have to give what’s left.”

  27. “But it don’t bother me. I never yet saw anybody hit the baseball with their face. Besides, I like to get kidded; that means they like me. When they stop kidding me, I’m in trouble.”

  28. “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?”

  29. “I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I’d never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest-high catch, and he never walked off the field.”

  30. “To say that I don’t have any worries or nerves is the opposite of the truth. I worry about not being able to get around on the fast ball any more, I worry about getting hurt and having to quit playing before my time.”

  31. “We do everything but punch ’em in the nose and here we are all tied up in the Series. We flatten ’em by scores of 16-3, 10-0 and 12-0 and we still need one more to win. How do you figure that? Don’t write this, but even if they beat us tomorrow, we’re the better club.”

Yogi-isms Yogi Berra Quotes

The iconic baseball player Yogi Berra is known for his so-called “Yogi-isms”—a name popularly used to describe hilariously witty Yogi Berra quotes and sayings about baseball, life, change, future, and all sorts of other topics

  1. “Pair up in threes.”

  2. “Little things are big.”

  3. “We have deep depth.”

  4. “It gets late early out here.”

  5. “[What time is it?] You mean now?”

  6. “I really didn’t say everything I said.”                                                                                                     

    Yogi Berra ISMS
    Yogi Berra ISMS

  7. “Never answer an anonymous letter.”

  8. “We made too many wrong mistakes.”

  9. “The game is simple, but it’s never easy.”

  10. “No matter where you go, there you are.”

  11. “He must have made that before he died.”

  12. “It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it.”

  13. “If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.”

  14. “Thank you for making this day necessary.”

  15. “You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.”

  16. “Why be jealous over things you don’t have?”

  17. “I looked like this when I was young, and I still do.”

  18. “He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.”

  19. “Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.”

  20. “That’s how I kept myself positive, by not getting all negative.”

  21. “Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.”

  22. “There are some people who, if they don’t already know, you can’t tell ’em.”

  23. “There are a lot of things in life you can’t control, but how you respond to things, that you CAN control.”

  24. “Nobody can be all smiley all the time, but having a good, positive attitude isn’t something to shrug off.”

  25. “Today, if things are going wrong around the house, maybe it’s a good day to work on the lawn or paint the shutters.”

Funny Yogi Berra Quotes

  1. “Are you dead yet?”

  2. “I guess I’ve got a smart wife.”

  3. “Is he living? Is he living now?”

  4. “Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.”

  5. “I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.”

  6. “I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early.”

  7. “I’m in no condition to drive, wait! I shouldn’t listen to myself, I’m drunk!”                       

    yogi berra quotes funny
    yogi berra quotes funny

  8. “It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.”

  9. “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.”

  10. Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.                                   

    Funny Yogi Berra Quotes
    Funny Yogi Berra Quotes

  11. “I never said most of the things I said. Then again, I might have said ’em, but you never know.”

  12. “I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.”

Yogi Berra’s contributions to MLB history are invaluable, but his legacy is also remembered for what he contributed to American language.

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