"If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."
"Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical."
"You can observe a lot by watching."
"The future ain't what it used to be."
"In baseball, you don't know nothing."
"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
"It's deja vu all over again."
"If you come to a fork in the road, take it."
"I usually take a two-hour nap, from one o'clock to four."
"If the people don't want to come out to the park, nobody's going to stop them."
"Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel."
"Think! How the hell are you gonna think and hit at the same time?"
"I didn't really say everything I said."
Hey Yogi, what time is it?
"You mean now?"
On being asked his cap size at the beginning of Spring training:
"I don't know, I'm not in shape."
On why the Yankees lost the 1960 World Series to Pittsburgh:
"We made too many wrong mistakes."
On Ted Williams:
"He is a big clog in their machine."
On the tight 1973 National League pennant race:
"It ain't over 'til it's over."
On being told by the wife of New York Mayor Lindsay that he looked cool despite the heat:
"You don't look so hot, either."
On Yogi Berra Appreciation Day in St. Louis in 1947:
"I want to thank you for making this day necessary."
On the American League situation:
"The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."
After receiving a check made out to "Bearer" for his appearance on Jack Buck's pregame show in St. Louis:
"How long have you known me Jack? And you still don't know how to spell my name."
Dale Berra, Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop and son of noted linguist Yogi, on the comparisons being made between him and his father:
"Our similarities are different."
Asked if first baseman Don Mattingly had exceeded his expectations this season"
"I'd say he's done more than that."
On the acquisition of fleet-footed Ricky Henderson:
"He can run anytime he wants. I'm giving him the red light."
On a fancy White House dinner he attended:
"It was hard to have a conversation with anyone; there were so many people talking."
Reminiscing during a TV interview about New York Yankee battery-mate Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series:
"It's never happened in the World Series competition, and it still hasn't."
After accepting an invitation to dine at the White House:
"I thought they said steak dinner, but then I found it was a state dinner."