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, 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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

We may never be the best at something, but we can be really f-ing awesome. Never stop striving. 
--Twitter, May 28, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The ACM Awards is so major. The voices, the hair, the accents...I feel like, men in tight pants, ladies in major hairspray...my kinda show.
--Twitter, April 19, 2015 
(on the Academy of Country Music Awards)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I'm loving, not from expert inquiries, but because she reminds me of a landlord who was angry and wants to win...I'm going with Condo Commando.
--NBCSN, Kentucky Oaks, May 1, 2015
(his pick to win the Kentucky Oaks)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

They're huge this year! It's like Ms. Pac-Man out there, watching from above as the ladies walk through the crowd.
--NBCSN, Kentucky Oaks, May 1, 2015
(on the big hats favored by the women at the race)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Derby must-packs: Chanel bag, Trifari dragon, iPad I don’t know how to use, masks for the airplane, and a shoe.
--vine.co, NBC Sports Network, "What is @JohnnyGWeir taking to The @KentuckyDerby?" #KYDerby

Saturday, May 9, 2015

[UPJLacrosse @upjlax: First time going to Louisville... Where is the No. 1 spot to chow down?]

I eat whatever I find under the table.
--#JOHNNYTARATAKEOVER, Twitter @NBCSN, April 29, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Off to Kentucky, sick as a dog. Glands like knees and a needle in the popa but onward I march. #notcontagious
--Twitter, April 29, 2015
Moving in a few days so my home is a perfect storm of OCD & nerves. Just told the puppy he was lucky not to be bubble wrapped. He snizzled.
--Twitter, March 29, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fragrance is key at the Derby since you'll be armpit to armpit with strangers on the infield.
--pinterest.com, NBC Sports, "Johnny and Tara's 141st Kentucky Derby Trends," April 27, 2015

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

[With British accent:]
Hello, this is Johnny Weir reporting live from inside my suitcase. I've lost my mind. Derby packing.
--vine.co, NBC Sports Network, "Where in the world is @JohnnyGWeir?" #KYDerby

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

We constantly travel with an entire pony-sized bag full of weave because I need it, to hold stuff up. I need it. I hold all my secrets in my weave. And I thought that the pony with the shortest tail could probably use a little extraaaa from us because it...it helps!
--courier-journal.com, "Kentucky Derby, Johnny Weir at the Barnstable Brown party," red carpet interview video, May 1, 2015
(on the hair extension that he and Tara Lipinski gave to American Pharaoh, the Derby horse with the shortest tail)
Well, you know, I really had to bring it. I’m feeling a little Colonel Sanders, I’m feeling a little Amish, a little Little Lord Fauntleroy...you know, that’s kind of where I’m at right now. But I've been up since 4:30, so--I’m usually crazy on a fresh mind, so I don’t actually know where I am right now.
--courier-journal.com, "Kentucky Derby, Johnny Weir at the Barnstable Brown party," red carpet interview video, May 1, 2015
(on his fashion choices for the event)

Monday, May 4, 2015

Love you @jasoncollins98! If you'd ever challenge me to a game, I'll find a way to make our costumes out of rival basketball nets.
--Twitter, May 2, 2015

Blogger's note: Jason Collins is a retired National Basketball Association (NBA) player. He replied to Johnny's tweet:


Many people have been telling me how brave I must be to wear a crown of roses. To me, it is natural. Derby=Roses. Believe in yourselves, trust your intuition and do things because you believe in them and pay no heed to those who don't understand your vision.
--Instagram, May 3, 2015