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Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. Psychologist (1950-2013)
California License No. PSY 10092
 
Specializing in Presence-Centered Therapy
balancing mind and heart, body and spirit

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From His Book | Meditations For Life | The Flow of Money, Business and Innovation | Transpersonal/Mind-Body | Approaches, Worldview and Will-isms

Skills For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | Feeling, Thought, Communication & Action

Strategies/Distinctions For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free

Awakening Stories/Metaphors For Life: The Core Playing Field | Free the Ego, and You Are Free | The Way It Is

Holiday Family Gatherings | Cartoons, Jokes and Humor | Poems and Quotes | Song Lyrics, Wit and Wisdom

Jokes, Cartoons and Wisdom

The World According to Yogi Berra
 

YOGI BERRA, a highly renowned American baseball catcher for the New York Yankees, is famous as "Mr. Malaprop." Enjoy his unique form of unconventional wisdom.

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"You can observe a lot by watching."

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"It's like déjà vu all over again."

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"We were overwhelming underdogs."

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"It ain't over 'til it's over."

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"We made too many wrong mistakes."

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"So? I don't hit with my face."

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"A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore."

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"I really didn't say everything I said."


George Demont Otis      Sycamore

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"90 percent of the game is half mental."

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"The future ain't what it used to be."

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"This is the earliest I've ever been late."

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"We're lost, but we're making good time."

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"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be."

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"If I didn't wake up I'd still be sleeping."

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"I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous."

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"Never answer an anonymous letter."

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"You can't think and hit at the same time!"

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"Don't get me right, I'm just asking!"

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"I'd say he's done more than that."

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"Is he living? Is he living now?"

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"It's not far, it just seems like it is."

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"I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4."

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

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"Thank you for making this day necessary."

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"You wouldn't have won if we had beaten you."

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"It gets late early out there."

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"If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."

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"Slump? I ain't in no slump...I just ain't hitting."

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"Why buy good luggage? You only use it when you travel."

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"If you win, you get the Yoo-Hoo; if you lose you get the Boo-Hoo!"

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"You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going 'cause you might not get there!"

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"Steve McQueen looks good in this movie. He must have made it before he died."

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"Little league baseball is a good thing 'cause it keeps the parents off the streets and the kids out of the house!"

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"You've known me all this time and you still can't spell my name!"

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"Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded."

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"Making predictions is difficult, especially if it involves the future."

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"I wish I had an answer to that, because I'm tired of answering that question."

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"If you don't know where you're going, when you get there you'll be lost."

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"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they will not go to yours."

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

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"It was hard to have a conversation with anyone, there were too many people talking."

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"I don't know what the best type is, but I know none is bad."

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"Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken."

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"We have a good time together, even when we're not together."

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"If you ask me a question I don't know, I'm not going to answer."

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"Pair up in threes."

Phil Rizzuto: "Hey Yogi I think we're lost."
Yogi Berra: "Ya, but we're making great time!"

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"I couldn't tell if the streaker was a man or a woman because it had a bag on it's head."

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"In baseball, you don't know nothin'."

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"Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."

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"How can you think and hit at the same time?"

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"Even Napoleon had his Watergate."


George Demont Otis      Trees in the Evening Light

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Mrs. Lindsay: "You certainly look cool."
Yogi: "Thanks, you don't look so hot yourself."

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"I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early."

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Interviewer: "Why, you're a fatalist!"
Yogi Berra: "You mean I save postage stamps? Not me."

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"What time is it? You mean right NOW?"

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"Half the lies they tell me aren't true."

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"Right-handers go over there, left-handers go over there, the rest of you, come with me."

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"There are some people who, if they don't already know, you can't tell 'em."

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"I want to thank all the people who made this night necessary."

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"In baseball, you don't know nothing."

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"Don't give me the answer, give me the question."

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Ordering sweaters: "That's the kind I want. I want one in Navy Blue and one in Navy brown."

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"I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early."

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On receiving a check made out to "Bearer": "How could you spell my name like that?"

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After being asked by a waitress if he wanted his pizza cut into four slices or eight: "Better make it four. I don't think I can eat eight pieces."

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Reporter: "How did you like school when you were growing up, Yogi?" YOGI BERRA: "Closed."

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"Well, I used to look like this when I was young and now I still do."

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Ken Boswell: "I'm in a rut. I can't break myself of this habit. I keep swinging up at the ball."
Yogi Berra: "Well, swing down."

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"The other teams can't cause us any trouble unless they win."

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"Yeah, what paper you write for, Ernie?" (after being introduced to Ernest Hemingway)

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George Bush: "Yogi, Texas is very, very important." YOGI: "I know, Texas has a lot of electrical votes."

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"If I didn't wake up I'd still be sleeping."

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Reporter: "Were you apprehensive in the twelfth inning?" Yogi: "No, but I was scared."

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Reporter: "Yogi, have you made up your mind yet?" Yogi: "Not that I know of."

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Upon hearing that his wife had seen the movie Dr. Zhivago: "What's the matter with you now?"

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"The only reason I need these gloves is cause of my hands."

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

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"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."

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"I couldn't tell if the streaker was a man or a woman because it had a bag on its head."

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"It reminds me of being in the Army, even though I was in the Navy."

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"If you ask me a question I don't know I'm not going to answer."

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When asked what he would do if he found a million dollars: "I'd see if I could find the guy who lost it, and if he was poor, I'd give it back."

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A reporter telephoned saying, "I hope I didn't wake you." Yogi replied, "Nah, I had to get up to answer the phone anyway."

When asked during Spring Training, what size hat he wore: "I don't know, I'm not in shape yet."

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Yogi's son Dale, asked to compare himself with his father: "Our similarities are different."


George Demont Otis      Tree and Sea



 

 


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