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 gives an interview, holds a press conference, blogs or tweets, or is caught on video, whether for his TV series, Be Good Johnny Weir, or at a non-profit fundraiser. It's time his quotes were collected and shared; hence this blog.

Friday, December 19, 2014

When it gets cold, sit pants-less on a radiator! @ The Morgan State House
 --Twitter, December 19, 2014
I am in a really, really solid relationship with my luggage. That is kind of what we’re talking about here, but I think you’re envisioning kind of leather diapers and feathery headdresses, and it’s not that. I just want you to, you know, erase that from your mind. 
--OutQ SiriusXM, StandUP! with Pete Dominick, October 22, 2014
Thirty in figure skating terms, especially for the men, is kinda like 96.
--NBC, Trophée Eric Bompard, November 23, 2014
[Q: Ellen’s Oscar selfie was a huge deal. Who would be in your perfect selfie?]

Johnny and Tara Lipinski: Bradley Cooper!

[Tara: Ellen]

Prince George

[Tara: And the little princess that’s coming!]

Elsa?

[Tara: No, but yes, Elsa.]

Beyoncé, certainly

[Tara: If we have Beyoncé then we have to have Jay Z]

I want Justin Timberlake to stand directly behind me.

[Tara: OK, OK]

Christina Aguilera…

[Tara: Henry VIII]

Marie Antoinette--and her pompadour…and a Hershey bar
--today.com, "Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski review 2014 (and try to predict what kind of king George will be)" by Lauren Sullivan, December 18, 2014

Bogger's note: Elsa is the princess/snow queen in the Disney movie Frozen.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

[Q: What do you think of Prince George?]

I mean, he stole that toy from that baby in Australia when he was touring. I don’t know what his future holds, but he’s very cute...and he steals.
--today.com, "Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski review 2014 (and try to predict what kind of king George will be)" by Lauren Sullivan, December 18, 2014
Watch Julia's back arm, that right arm. It really swings. It's kind of like sitting at a desk and using a mouse behind your back. Everything has to be right in front of you.
--NBC, Rostelecom Cup, November 11, 2014
(explaining why Russian skater Julia Lipnitskaya fell on a jump during her free skate)
[Kimmie Meissner: What would you never wear?]

What would I never wear?

[Kimmie Meissner: Never.]

A burqa...Actually that’s totally a lie.
--icenetwork.com, "34 Questions with Johnny Weir," video, September 24, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The way that good lady friends sort of line up with their menstruation cycle, Tara and I have the same fashion cycle. So we don’t really have to even talk about it, we just sort of show up in the same thing.
--insidetv.ew.com, "Best of 2014: How Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski became the breakout stars of Sochi" by Mandi Bierly, December 17, 2014
(on his and Tara Lipinski's knack for appearing in coordinating outfits)
[Q: Favorite One Direction band member?]

That one with the hair.
--The Meredith Vieira Show, Web Extra, "Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski In a Minute!" November 4, 2015
After a disastrous Cup of China free skate, she got a new dress, probably because the old one had some bad ju-ju.
--NBC, Trophée Eric Bompard, November 23, 2014
(on Julia Lipnitskaya's new free skate costume)  

Friday, December 12, 2014

Shoes should be sparkly, leather should be tight and men should be gentlemen. Goodnight 
--Twitter, December 11, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

[BFF Game question: What word does Johnny say way too much?]

Johnny starts to write the word “glorious.”

[Tara Lipinski: No, don’t do that one!]

...


I mean, “glorious” is the word I say too much. But you just told me not to say that. So you fucked it up. There was a plan…

[Tara Lipinski: (laughs)]

You’ve disappointed me on an international scale. 
--buzzfeed.com, "Proof That Tara Lipinski And Johnny Weir Are Officially America's Newest Sweethearts," posted on November 5, 2014

Blogger's note: BFF = Best Friends Forever

Saturday, November 22, 2014

If I have one regret about my career it would be that I wish that I had worked harder when I was younger.
--International Figure Skating magazine, "Johnny Weir: Spinning in New Directions" by Susan D. Russell, December 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

My years as an amateur figure skater are over, but they live in my mind every day.
--International Figure Skating magazine, "Johnny Weir: Spinning in New Directions" by Susan D. Russell, December 2014
I am not proud of every single moment, but I am proud that I had those moments. I am proud of the titles that I won, and I am sad about the ones I lost.
--International Figure Skating magazine, "Johnny Weir: Spinning in New Directions" by Susan D. Russell, December 2014
(on his skating career)