Yogi Berra dies–here are some of his sayings

Yogi Berra dies–here are some of his sayings September 24, 2015

Yogi Berra, the winner of three MVPs who played in more World Series games than anybody, died at age 90.  Here is his obituary.  In addition to his baseball greatness playing for the New York Yankees, Yogi became known for his gnomic comments.  On one level, they didn’t make sense, and yet, on a higher plane, they sort of did. After the jump, a list of some of what he said.

My favorite:  “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” What is your favorite?  Explain the sense in which it is kind of true.  (For example, in my favorite, it is true that something that was once fashionable can become unfashionable when everyone starts doing it.)

From Yogi Berra quotes – celebrating the late, great New York Yankees legend, ESPN:

“Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.”

“All pitchers are liars or crybabies.”

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

“You can’t think and hit at the same time.”

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

“It’s deja vu all over again.”

“Even Napoleon had his Watergate.”

“You can observe a lot just by watching.”

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

“Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel.”

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

“Cut my pie into four pieces. I don’t think I could eat eight.”

“Never answer an anonymous letter.”

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

“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

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

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

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

“I never said most of the things I said.”

“It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

“Always go to other people’s funerals. Otherwise, they won’t come to yours.”


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