20 Great Quotes From...Baseball: Yogi Berra Special!!

Barney CorkhillSenior Writer ISeptember 16, 2008

Over the past week or so, I have been writing a series called "20 Great Quotes From..." The first sport to go under the quote microscope was Baseball, and after a five part series, this special is the final Baseball piece.

How fitting that it is dedicated to "Yogiisms."

He is known for his infamous quotes almost as well as he is for his legendary baseball career. Here are 20 great quotes from the great Yogi Berra. Enjoy!

"It seems like deja vu all over again."

"Baseball is 90 percent mental; the other half is physical."

"We made too many wrong mistakes."

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

"If people don't want to come out to the park, nobody's gonna stop them."

"You've known me all these years, Jack, and you still don't know how to spell my name."—Yogi Berra receiving a cheque that said "Payable to Bearer."

"I always thought that record would stand until it was broken."

"You can observe a lot just by watching."

"Better make it four. I don't think I can eat eight."—Yogi Berra, asked is he wanted his pizza cut into four or eight slices

"I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four."

"It ain't the heat, it's the humility."

"Never answer an anonymous letter."

"No one goes to that restaurant anymore. It's too crowded."

"There's one word that describes baseball: you never know."

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

Reporter: Has first baseman Don Mattingly exceeded expectations?
Yogi Berra: I'd say he's done more than that.

Fan: What time is it?
Yogi Berra: You mean now?

"Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting."

"I'd like to thank all those who made this night necessary."—Yogi Berra as a guest of honour at an awards banquet

"I really didn't say everything I said."

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it!

Other Great Quotes from Baseball:

Other great quotes from this series:

Twenty Great Baseball Quotes: Part One

Twenty Great Baseball Quotes: Part Two

Twenty Great Baseball Quotes: Part Three

Twenty Great Baseball Quotes: Part Four

Twenty Great Baseball Quotes: Part Five