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.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

So I'm in my new house, cleaning, and a fly got in somehow. And please riddle me this: Have you ever chased a fly with an entire vacuum cleaner simply because you had nothing else to kill it with?
--Twitter, video, October 13, 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018

I make so many fans of music angry per year. It's not a proper skating season unless I anger someone.
--Olympic Channel, Skate Canada, men's free skate, broadcast November 1, 2018
(after criticizing Australian skater Brendan Kerry's "Grease" free skate music, saying Kerry was an elegant skater who didn't need the "cheese-effect" of "Grease")

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

She loves a good wrist moment.
--NBC, Skate Canada, ladies free program, broadcast October 28, 2018
(on Russian skater Elizaveta Tuktamysheva's unique skating style)

Monday, October 22, 2018

If there's somebody, even if it's an older lady, I will see her park at the same time as I do, and then I rush through the store just so I make it through check-out before she does. We are in Olympic level competition, me and baba.
--ABC, The $100,000 Pyramid, September 23, 2018
(on his being competitive, even at the grocery)

Monday, August 20, 2018

If I have a child, I'm raisin' her Amish. She's not going to know there's even electricity....She'll know all about Hermès Birkin bags, but not how to achieve them.
--Tara and Johnny podcast, Ep. 74, "Kids Korner," May 24, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018

If it's gold and shiny, most likely I'll  put it on my wall. I would totally marry Seth Rogen. And if you're trying to look like someone else, you never will, so stop.
--Twitter, video, August 10, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

I don't like corn, I've never been to Greece, and because of ice skating, I'll never be able to sleep on my back because my ass is too big.
Twitter, video, August 8, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Whenever “the dark net” is brought up in the news, it shocks me that people can even find it. I can’t even find Siri on my iPhone X. Like, where is she bruh?
--Twitter, August 7, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Anyone else ever ponder the simplicity of life married to an Amish man? Back home in Lancaster County, PA yesterday made kinda wonder how I’d look in buggy. 
--Twitter, August 5, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sometimes we think we're super classy. Sometimes we find ourselves hoovering an entire tub of Count Chocula before bed. Sometimes, we smile.
--Twitter, September 6, 2017

Friday, August 3, 2018

Honestly the first time I’ve done a production call where I ask for many things not limited to, wheat fronds, a dog & Alexander Skarsgård
--Twitter, October 5, 2017
(on his appearance on Lip Sync Battle)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

That thing of feeling as if you’d do almost anything for a slice of pecan pie w/vanilla whipped cream. Cut to me enjoying a cracker instead.
--Twitter, October 23, 2017

Thursday, July 5, 2018

When I think of beach--sharks, sunburn, and sand...in places it shouldn't be. I'm not a beach fan. I'm more of a snowy mountain sort of girl.
--Food Network, Wedding Cake Championship, "Viva Mexico," Season 1, Ep. 2, July 2, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

I believe that no matter how weird you are, how different you are, how eccentric, how flamboyant, how "whatever" you are what you are, everyone else is just as weird as you are.
--nbcnews.com, "Johnny Weir on standing up to bullying and being comfortable in your own skin" by Margaret O'Malley, April

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Does anyone else ever have one of those days where someone's like "Have a nice day!" and you're all, "You need to say goodbye to anyone you have ever loved. Dick."?
--Twitter, video, May 11, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

It takes just one critic to acclaim you to consider yourself “critically acclaimed” and it takes just one critic to criticize you to force you to dig deep, find your power and MAKE them acclaim you at which point, their acclaim means nothing to you. #musings
--Twitter, January 21, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Basically any couch pattern that you can see at grandma's house and throw it on a dress, the busier the better, it's all on trend.
--NBC, Kentucky Derby broadcast, May 9, 2018
(on the flowered dress fashion trend)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Well my flight has been delayed five hours. There isn’t a sundae big enough to dull that pain. #crypretty
--Twitter, May 2, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

That awkward moment when you realize you're too over the top for your own google. And you type "emerald crystal chandelier," and it comes back after it felt like 10 minutes and says, "Did you just mean green, you pretentious queen?"
--Instagram, video, May 6, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

To me a vest is a really good way for men to conceal things they don't want the world to see, almost like a male Spanx.
--NBCSN, The Kentucky Oaks broadcast, May 4, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ruffles are no longer relegated to a bag of chips or the stage of the Bolski, they're making their way to the runway and the Kentucky Derby.
--NBCSN, The Kentucky Oaks broadcast, May 4, 2018
(on a fashion trend)

Friday, May 4, 2018

I wish I trusted everyone as much as I trust my dry cleaners.
--Twitter, November 3, 2017

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A fairytale is only a fairytale because there are years of defeats, sadness, grit, falls, blood, sweat and tears that precede them.
--Twitter, March 15, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

I basically just find old mop heads on the floor when I'm traveling and pop them in there!
--allure.com, "Olympic Legend Johnny Weir Reveals the Secret to His Gravity-Defying Hair" by Amber Kallor, March 26, 2018
(on where he finds inspiration for his updos)

Monday, March 26, 2018

Imagine how exhausting life would be if everyone liked you. Whenever I catch some shade or some nasty, I’m kinda glad that it’s one less person I have to pretend to like and I can give my love to someone who appreciates it. Boogawooga.
--Twitter, November 9, 2017