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Yogi's Career

The Yogi Berra Museum


December 2003

President George W. Bush has said Yogi Berra will go down in history for "the enduring mark he left on the English language." Justin Kaplan, editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, said, "I don't think people quote Shakespeare so much as they now quote Yogi Berra." Below is a list of some of the most famous and memorable quotes attributed to Berra.

  • "It's déjà vu all over again."
  • "It ain't over 'til it's over."
  • "Ninety percent of the game is half mental."
  • "The future ain't what it used to be."
  • "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."
  • "The other teams could make trouble for us if they win."
  • "We made too many wrong mistakes."
  • "We're lost, but we're making good time."
  • "If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be."
  • "You can observe a lot by watching."
  • "I wish I had an answer for that because I'm tired of answering that question."
  • "If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."
  • "When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
  • "We have a good time together, even when we're not together."
  • "Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."

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