38 Funny Yogi Berra Quotes on Himself, Baseball and Life in General

Yogi Berra QuotesYogi Berra had barely found his feet as a New York Yankees baseball player when he enlisted with the Navy and fought in World War II, but on his return he joined the Newark Bears; a move that heralded the start of a long and illustrious career in the sport. As a member of The Yankees, he appeared in 14 World Series (winning 10), and was hailed as one of the greatest catchers in the history of the sport, before continuing his career as a manager and coach.

But apart from his sporting achievements, Yogi had another skill; that of mixing expressions together until they made no sense, and yet did. Named ‘Berra-isms’ or ‘Yogi-isms’, these amusing sayings won their way into people’s hearts and minds, and many of them are still spoken and remembered today.

While on the face of it Yogi Berra quotes seem nonsensical, a lot of them actually have a lot of wisdom behind them, and it is exactly that ‘silliness’ that makes them stand out in your mind. Use these quotes as a lighthearted way to uncover some profound truths, which will stay with you forever.

Most Famous Yogi Berra Quotes

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

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




If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.

“If the world was perfect, it wouldn’t be.” – Yogi Berra

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

“I always thought that record would stand until it was broken.” – Yogi Berra

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

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




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

“It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it.” – Yogi Berra

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

“The other teams could make trouble for us if they win.” – Yogi Berra

We made too many wrong mistakes.

“We made too many wrong mistakes.” – Yogi Berra




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

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

Take it with a grin of salt.

“Take it with a grin of salt.” – Yogi Berra

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

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Yogi Berra

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

“Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.” – Yogi Berra

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

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

It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.

“It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.” – Yogi Berra

Its getting late early.

“Its getting late early.” – Yogi Berra

It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.

“It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much.” – Yogi Berra

Okay you guys, pair up in threes!

“Okay you guys, pair up in threes!” – Yogi Berra

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

“You got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” – Yogi Berra

A nickel isn’t worth a dime today.

“A nickel isn’t worth a dime today.” – Yogi Berra

We’re lost, but we’re making good time.

“We’re lost, but we’re making good time.” – Yogi Berra

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

“Even Napoleon had his Watergate.” – Yogi Berra

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

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

How can you think and hit at the same time?

“How can you think and hit at the same time?” – Yogi Berra

So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.

“So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face.” – Yogi Berra

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

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

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

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

No matter where you go, there you are,

“No matter where you go, there you are,” – Yogi Berra

Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.” – Yogi Berra

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

“Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t go to yours.” – Yogi Berra

I usually take a two-hour nap from one o’clock to four.

“I usually take a two-hour nap from one o’clock to four.” – Yogi Berra

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

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

Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.

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

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

“Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.” – Yogi Berra

We have deep depth.

“We have deep depth.” – Yogi Berra

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

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

I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

“I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous.” – Yogi Berra

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

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

Never answer an anonymous letter.

“Never answer an anonymous letter.” – Yogi Berra

If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ’em.

“If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ’em.” – Yogi Berra

Erin Evans
Believer in mindfulness, healing through kindness and the power of self-love. Dedicated to helping others find joy, inspiration and motivation through quotes, books, love and the power of the written word.

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