NEW YORK (AP) Some of the more widely quoted philosophy of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher who died Tuesday at age 90:

On his approach to at-bats: ''You can't think and hit at the same time.''

On selecting a restaurant: ''Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.''

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On economics: ''A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.''

On the 1973 Mets: ''We were overwhelming underdogs.''

On how events sometimes seem to repeat themselves ''It's deja vu all over again!''

On baseball attendance: ''If people don't come to the ballpark, how are you gonna stop them?''

On a slipping batting average: ''Slump? I ain't in no slump. ... I just ain't hitting.''

On travel directions: ''When you come to a fork in the road take it.''

On pregame rest: ''I usually take a two-hour nap from 1 to 4.''

On battling the shadows in left field at Yankee Stadium: ''It gets late early out there.''

On fan mail: ''Never answer an anonymous letter.''

On being told he looked cool: ''You don't look so hot yourself.''

On being asked what time it was: ''You mean now?''

On being given a day in his honor: ''Thank you for making this day necessary.''

On a spring training drill: ''Pair off in threes.''

On his approach to playing baseball: ''Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical.''

On death: ''Always go to other people's funerals. Otherwise they won't go to yours.''

On learning: ''You can observe a lot by watching.''

On his team's diminishing pennant chances: ''It ain't over `till it's over.''

On the fractured syntax attributed to him: ''I really didn't say everything I said.''