Yogi Berra

Lawrence Peter Berra
Født 12 maj, 1925
i St. Louis, Missouri

Baseballspiller. En af amerikas bedste. Er repræsenteret i National Baseball Hall of Fame.Han er imidlertid også berømt for sine tumpede udtalelser. Hans citater, som ind imellem balancerer imellem dyb filosofi, og den skinbarlige dumhed, har givet navn til begrebet: En rigtig Yogi Berra, når folk siger et eller andet dumt eller selvindlysende. Til højre ses et billede af ham som han ser ud i dag. Neden under, et billede fra hans velmagtsdage, og nedenunder igen kan man læse nogen af hans visdomsord.

Yogi Berra's wife recently asked, "Yogi, when you die, where do you want to be buried, in Montclair, New York or in St. Louis?"
Yogi: "I don't know, Carmen, why don't you surprise me?"

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

I really didn't say everything I said.

The game isn't over until it's over.

It's like deja vu all over again.

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

You can observe a lot by just watching.

The future ain't what it used to be.

When asked into how many pieces he wanted his pizza cut, he said: "Four. I don't think I can eat eight."

Baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.

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

You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours.

You have to give 100 percent in the first half of the game. If that isn't enough, in the second half, you have to give what is left.

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

I never said half the things I said.

You have to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going because you might not get there. 
Never answer an anonymous letter. 

To the wife of New York City Mayor John Lindsay, who said that he looked cool: 
Thanks. You don’t look so hot yourself. 
A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. 

When asked if the streakers that ran across the field were men or women: 
I don’t know. They had bags over their heads. 
I’m lost but I’m making good time. 
I’d rather be the Yankees catcher than the president, and that makes me pretty lucky, I guess, because I could never be the president. 
Nobody goes where the crowds are anymore. It’s too crowded. 
When asked by his second grade teacher if he knew anything: 
Ma’am, I don’t even suspect anything. 
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