Quotes Yogi Berra
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, ISBN 0743244532, p. 27
Referring to the adverse sun conditions in left field at Yankee Stadium.
Variant: It gets late awfully early around here.
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, ISBN 0743244532, p. 101.
When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes, Hyperion, 2002, ISBN 0786867752, p. 53
What Time Is It? You Mean Now?: Advice for Life from the Zennest Master of Them All, Simon and Schuster, 2003, ISBN 0743244532, p. 39
Variant: You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going because you might not get there.
Variant: If you don't know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else.
Variant: You got to be careful if you do not know where you are going, because you might not get there.
The Yogi book: I really didn't say everything I said!, Workman Publishing, 1997, , p. 10.
Said on Yogi Berra day in 1947 in St. Louis. By his account, he asked a teammate to write a speech, and he misspoke, saying "necessary" instead of "possible."
Variant: Thank you for making this day necessary.
The Yogi book: I really didn't say everything I said!, Workman Publishing, 1997, ISBN 0761110909, p. 36.
The quote "If people don’t want to come, nothing will stop them" first appears in 1952, credited to music impresario Sol Hurok. It was first attributed to Berra in 1962. See http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/10/30/stop-em/
Variant: If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.
Source: The Yogi Book : I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said
„From the kids on the neighborhood Stag Athletic Club baseball team on the Hill. We went to a movie one afternoon, and there was one of those yogi characters in the picture. Coming out of the joint, one of the kids looked at me, started laughing, and said: "Hey, Berra walks just like that yogi in the movie."“
I've been Yogi ever since.
As quoted in "Yogi Credits Dickey For His Climb" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=ykIaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=tCMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6640%2C6523488 by Harry Grayson, in The Hendersonville Times-News (Thursday, November 22, 1951), p. 8.
„What's wrong with readin' comic books? I don't understand this kiddin' about readin' comic books. When I get through with 'em the other players on our club borrow them from me. Nobody makes a fuss about that.“
Al Abrams, from "Sidelight on Sports: A New One on Yogi" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kpJRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=pGoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1705%2C4055373 in The Pittsburgh Press (Monday, September 15, 1952), p. 20.
„Sometimes I think there must be two Yogi Berras. There is the one who grew up on the Hill in St, Louis, who's been playing ball for the Yankees for fourteen years, has a beautiful wife named Carmen and three boys, Larry, Timmy, and Dale, and lives in a nice house in Montclair, N. J. That's me. Then there's the one you read about in the papers who is a kind of a comic-strip character, like Li'l Abner or Joe Palooka. […] I don't know that Yogi at all, because he doesn't exist.“
From Yogi: The Autobiography of a Professional Baseball Player (February 1961) by Berra with Ed Fitzgerald; reproduced in "Berra Dispels Li'l Abner Myth" by Berra and Fitzgerald, in The Boston Globe (Saturday, July 2, 1961), p. A1.