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.

Monday, August 17, 2015

TQJW is 5 years-old today!

The Quotable Johnny Weir is 5 years-old today. Five years of sharing almost 3,200 of the best things Johnny Weir has ever said. Well, said publicly.

Here's the first quote I posted on August 17, 2010. It's still one of my all-time favorites. And remembering the circumstances under which it was said: Johnny's touching, dignified, and calmly defiant news conference at the 2010 Olympics after being ridiculed about his sexuality by two Canadian broadcasters, still poignant as ever.

 Here's to many more years of Johnny talking, and me trying to keep up with what he says on TQJW.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pulling from my closet for a wedding & am having trouble finding anything that is subdued enough not to steal brides attention. #JGWproblems
--Twitter, August 15, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I wanted to tweet something about how many handsome men there were at Detroit airport & praise the Middle West then it got weird so, yeah.
--Twitter, August 9, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

For me, a great skating costume is a costume that will make photographs; it will be something that you can see on the cover of a magazine. It could be something that you'll have photographs of yourself for the rest of your life, sitting on the medal stand while listening to your national anthem. And you look wonderful. That, to me, is a successful costume. 
--hollywoodreporter.com, "Johnny Weir on His Sochi Outfits: No one is Going to Style Me Better than Me" by Stephanie Chan, February 14, 2014

Friday, July 24, 2015

While being loud and forceful may seem like the right move in acceptance, I believe in quiet normalcy and drawing attention by merits, not by yelling.
--fcnp.com, "Johnny's World: The Gaylympics: Part 3" August 8, 2013
(on LGBT rights) 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Some people find loose pennies in their bags, others, old gum...Six stems of arugula just popped outta my bag...
--Twitter, July 17, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

I love that every night during Artistry on Ice Tour in China that I get to portray a lady of the night AND an Empress. Oh figure skating...
--Twitter, July 10, 2015
("lady of the night" refers to his skating as Bizet's Carmen; the "Empress" is China's Empress Wu)

Friday, June 26, 2015

The sparkle of rhinestones sometimes does distract men, especially our male audience, from seeing what’s actually going on on the ice, which is young people at their height of physical prowess doing something that very few people can do, in the most high-pressure and high-profile level.
--newyorker.com, "X Games on ice" by Tracy O'Neill, June 25, 2015
In the age of reality television, Twitter, people’s botched bikini waxes going up on the Internet, people need to be real. People don’t want a beautiful ice princess in a glass box anymore.
--newyorker.com, "X Games on ice" by Tracy O'Neill, June 25, 2015
(on increasing the popularity of figure skating)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Road Trip home. I love a good drive so I can sing so hard I cry and justify massive Haribo consumption. Beep Beep
--Instagram, June 16, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

That thing of when the gentlemen cleaning your building's windows catch you in your underwear then whistle and give a thumbs up.
--Twitter, June 17, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

First fragrance:

Obsession by Calvin Klein. I wore it because it was different from what the other kids were wearing and felt very rich for a dude of 13. It was far too masculine for me but I felt happy to smell nice.
--fragrance.org, "The Latest Foundation Five: Johnny Weir," June 10, 2015
Favorite food:

Arugula
--fragrance.org, "The Latest Foundation Five: Johnny Weir," June 10, 2015

Saturday, May 30, 2015

You know you travel too much when half the barren wasteland that is your fridge is made up of skin products. Bonus product: Porcelain encased butter (Fat)
--Instagram, May 5, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oh hey jet-lag, I've missed you. Let's take this time to do something useful, like rewatch Downton Abbey...again. 
--Twitter, May 27, 2015