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, March 23, 2015

[S]kulls aren’t really my thing. I’m a little too Victorian, I think, a little too dowager countess for skulls. 
--nypost.com, "Johnny Weir's furs and Louis Vitton luggage can now be yours" by Timothy Mitchell, March 23, 2015
(on the Alexander McQueen silk scarf with skulls he bought in 2008 and now auctioning off on eBay)

Monday, March 16, 2015

I prefer touching and feeling the things I'm shopping for, but the interweb makes buying an entire living room in your pajamas so nice.
--Twitter, March 15, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

[Kimmie Meissner: What do you like to sing in the shower?]

Rub-a-Dub-Dub?
--icenetwork.com, "34 Questions with Johnny Weir," video, September 24, 2014

Monday, March 9, 2015

[Nick McCarvel: We are gonna quiz you on...Johnny Weir! How do you think you're gonna do?]

Fair to poor. I will do fair to poor, and it's freezing so my mental capacity is a little bit...not as good as usual.
--icenetwork.com, "How Much Does Johnny Weir Know About Johnny Weir?" video, Bank of America Special Olympics Showcase at Bryant Park, February 24, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

I do love to shop, but I love fashion and design even more. If something costs $4,000 or something costs $4, there's not much difference as long as I think it's beautiful.
--Spotlight on Skating magazine, "Here's Johnny" by Lynn Rutherford, September/October 2005
The only score I remember was when I tied Evan Lysacek at Nationals, and he beat me because he won the long program. And that was 244.77. That's a number I will never forget.
--icenetwork.com, "How Much Does Johnny Weir Know About Johnny Weir?" video, Bank of America Special Olympics Showcase at Bryant Park, February 24, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015

[Nick McCarvel: What year was your first senior Nationals?...]

2001, Boston, I popped a triple axel in the short, and I won America's heart in the long because I was young. And cute.
--icenetwork.com, "How Much Does Johnny Weir Know About Johnny Weir?" video, Bank of America Special Olympics Showcase at Bryant Park, February 24, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

[Nick McCarvel: What was your highest score under the IJS scoring system on the international stage, and, Johnny, where did it take place?]

On the international stage? Um, it was at the...Olympics....and it was something. As many of my fans know, I never really understood the judging system while I was skating. So scores I remember very few of.
--icenetwork.com, "How Much Does Johnny Weir Know About Johnny Weir?" video, Bank of America Special Olympics Showcase at Bryant Park, February 24, 2015
[Nick McCarvel: Are you flirting with Terry?]

I always flirt with Terrance. It makes him really uncomfortable which gives a nice sort of...bullion in our broadcast booth.
--icenetwork.com, "How Much Does Johnny Weir Know About Johnny Weir?" video, Bank of America Special Olympics Showcase at Bryant Park, February 24, 2015
(on broadcast teammate Terry Gannon)
[Nick McCarvel: In 2006, what was the number one song on the U.S. charts when you went to the Olympics?]

Um...[long pause]...See I'm that person that'll hear a Rhianna  song like a year after it was popular, and I think it's cool. I'm your grandmother. Welcome to me being a grandmother. I feel like if it wasn't, it should have been...The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. 

[Nick McCarvel: Well, it wasn't quite that year. It was Beyoncé Check On It. What about in 2010? Do you remember 2010 when you went to the Olympics in Vancouver? What were you jamming out to?]

A lot of Russian techno-pop. But if it wasn't, it should have been The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand. 
--icenetwork.com, "How Much Does Johnny Weir Know About Johnny Weir?" video, Bank of America Special Olympics Showcase at Bryant Park, February 24, 2015
(according to McCarvel, the top song in 2010 was TiK ToK by Ke$ha.)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

[Nick McCarvel: Now lastly, we interviewed you in September on Icenetwork, and you told Agnes Zawadzki two careers that you would take on if you weren't a skater. Do you remember what they were?]

Um, I feel like fashion designer was one of them? No?

[Nick McCarvel: No.]

Don't...I feel like...[long pause]...stripper? No?

[Nick McCarvel: Not quite. But maybe.]

Orthodontist! I know that's gotta be a...no what did I say because I can do lots of things?

[Nick McCarvel: Physicist and astronaut.]

Certainly. Yes. You know I keep those in my back pocket. Those are things that I've already, like, accomplished, and I have worked on a little bit. So those other things I gave you were, you know, hopes and dreams. Strippin'.
--icenetwork.com, "How Much Does Johnny Weir Know About Johnny Weir?" video, Bank of America Special Olympics Showcase at Bryant Park, February 24, 2015
[Nick McCarvel: [Terry Gannon] won what coveted sports prize in 1983?]

Shortest Shorts, Hottest Man 1983.
--icenetwork.com, "How Much Does Johnny Weir Know About Johnny Weir?" video, Bank of America Special Olympics Showcase at Bryant Park, February 24, 2015
(correct answer to the question was: 1983 NCAA basketball title)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dropped off the puppy at the dentist this morning and sobbed like a sap tree. What's gonna happen when he goes to college? #Тёма
--Twitter, March 4, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The hardest part about being a skater with a chance to make the Olympic team is that everybody wants to have a say in what you're doing. Well, if I want your opinion, I'll ask you for it. Otherwise just leave me alone. But generally, I guess I don't want anyone's opinion.
--Spotlight on Skating magazine, "Here's Johnny" by Lynn Rutherford, September/October 2005

Monday, March 2, 2015

No place I feel more like an idiot than in a home improvement superstore. "Sssir, where's the thing you use to tighten the knobby things?" "A wrench?" "No it's different. It's squiggly." 
--Instagram, March 2, 2015