Johnny Weir

Whether witty or wise, controversial or charming, shocking or silly, sweet or sassy, provocative or profound, inspiring or infuriating--or any combination of those--Johnny Weir, the three-time U.S. Champion, two-time Olympian, and World medalist figure skater, almost always says something worth quoting whenever he commentates a skating competition, makes a TV appearance, gives an interview, holds a press conference, writes, tweets, or is caught on video. His quotes needed to be collected and shared; hence this blog.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Was out shopping and someone walked by and said, "All hail the Queen." Consider my 2016 made.
--Twitter, December 22, 2016

Thursday, January 5, 2017

So...Kit Harington and Andy Samberg sharing a mic is the most pleasurable thing I've seen on TV since Karen Walker went to a dry wedding.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Funny Fact about Florida. Whenever we try to use a location for shooting, the initial reaction is, "you're not shooting a porno right?"
--Twitter, March 3, 2016
(while on a photoshoot with Tara Lipinski) 

Monday, January 2, 2017

When I was competing, despite being very gay, I wanted my skating to speak for itself and have it judged purely on merit not on the circus that is me.
--thegeekiary.com, "An Interview with Johnny Weir: His Thoughts on ‘Yuri on Ice’," by Angel, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

That awkward moment when you find someone hot on the news, then the subtitles pop up and say he's a murderer.
--Twitter, December 22, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Brass knuckles under velvet gloves is ladies figure skating.
--NBC, 2015 USFS Championship, Ladies Free Skate, broadcast on January, 24, 2015

Saturday, December 17, 2016

At the banquets, it’s rare for the skaters to get very drunk. Usually the banquets are time spent between the whole skating family, coaches, judges and federation officials, so drunken dance-offs would be pretty inappropriate. The drunken dance offs happen in the hotel rooms once all the old people go to bed. 
--thegeekiary.com, "An Interview with Johnny Weir: His Thoughts on ‘Yuri on Ice’," by Angel, December 15, 2016
(comparing a scene in the anime series "Yuri on Ice" with actual figure skating events)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Being gay had as much to do with my performances as muscle cars or giraffes.
--thegeekiary.com, "An Interview with Johnny Weir: His Thoughts on ‘Yuri on Ice’," by Angel, December 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

When we come back, we're going to have Ross Perot, Kanye West, and Shamu join us to talk about the upcoming vote.
--Tara and Johnny podcast, Ep. 18: The evolution of #MommyHatesIt, November 9, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

If I'm not high off bathroom cleaning product fumes, it ain't Thanksgiving.
--Twitter. November 24, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

There wasn't like a lick of a rhinestone there. There was no music.
--Tara and Johnny podcast, Ep. 18: The evolution of #MommyHatesIt, November 9, 2016
(after the scheduled NBCSN broadcast of Grand Prix Russia was preempted by NASCAR racing)

Monday, November 21, 2016

You line up with your team like four hours early, and you're in a holding pattern, so if you haven't peed or prepared yourself properly, you're going to hold it for a really long time.
 --Facebook Live video, August 5, 2016
(advice for Olympic athletics on preparing for the Opening Ceremonies)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nipples to Jesus.
--olympicchannel.com, "Take the Mic: Johnny Weir," November 3, 2016
(describing the final pose of his long program in the 2010 Olympics)
I love the idea of diving. Although when I jump into a pool, I have to hold my nose. Also, I'm terrified of water. But I can see myself as a diver--they're hot.
--Facebook Live video, August 5, 2016
(on what summer Olympic sport he'd like to compete in)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

I want to be a Game of Thrones Dothraki by the time I'm done.
--nbcolympics.com, "Tara and Johnny learn how to fence in Rio," video, August 15, 2016
(his fencing lesson goal)

Blogger's note: The Dothraki are a fictional, fierce race of nomadic warriors.