The great Yogi Berra passed away yesterday at the age of 90 of natural causes. Yogi was not only a professional baseball player in his time (and a manager and coach), he was also a great leader. In addition, he was also from my hometown of St. Louis, Missouri!
To honor his life and the contribution he made, I want to include some of his more interesting quotes for your enjoyment (and to ponder upon). Here they are:
- You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.
- Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.
- When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
- Slump? I ain't in no slump... I just ain't hitting.
- The future ain't what it used to be.
- It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
- I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
- The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
- I never said half the things I said.
- It's like deja-vu, all over again.
- Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.