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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Tara and I would have to study a bit. That’s basically like having us on water polo, as well.
--nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com, Transcript: Conference Call with Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, Terry Gannon & Jim Bell, October 22, 2014
(on commentating on synchronized skating) 
I need to start getting designer masks. It's flu, cold and ebola season and I won't let them take me down. 
--Twitter, October 25, 2014
I love the distressed leather that's happening right here under my butt.
--huffingtonpost.com, Huffpost Live, October 22, 2014
(about the interview couch)

Friday, October 24, 2014

I don't mind a yodeling moment. I think it's super important for our culture to have yodelers.
--si.com, "Johnny Weir's fashion advice for fellow athletes," video, October 23, 2014
[Johnny, not that many years ago you were perceived, I think, of something of an outspoken black sheep in the figure skating world. I’m wondering how it feels to have reached this new milestone and what it says about the sport of figure skating at this point in time?]

Oh, don’t get the wrong impression, I’m still an outspoken black sheep. But that’s always been my cross to bear. And I skated competitively and lived my way through the figure skating world as authentically as I could. And I’ve always spoken my mind. I’ve never really battened down the hatches and done things just because I was told to. Life’s too short for that.
--nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com, Transcript: Conference Call with Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, Terry Gannon & Jim Bell, October 22, 2014
[Who do you both emulate in the world of sports broadcasting, are there people that you’ve looked up to?]

For me it's 100 percent Kim Kardashian.
--nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com, Transcript: Conference Call with Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, Terry Gannon & Jim Bell, October 22, 2014
(In the next sentence, Johnny says the person he really admires is Dick Button.)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happiness lies in us, in you, in me. Find it, even under the tears.
--Twitter, August 17, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

I've come down with a case of the Madonnas and am speaking broken, accented English to people who speak it as their first language.
--Twitter, July 28, 2014

 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Work hard, sparkle harder!
--Twitter, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Somewhere out there, beneath the pale moonlight, someone's thinking of me and loving me, tonight. Too bad my Fievel is a royal douche.
--Twitter, July 20, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Those songs that remind us of someone we used to know, are like getting kicked in the balls by a pair of gorgeous shoes. La douleur exquise
--Twitter, July 9, 2014

 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

The last several months have taught me one great thing: Every person has the innate ability to persevere & thrive despite their tears. Shine
--July 5, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

When I'm thirty years old I don't want to look back at Priscilla, someone I see more than my own mother, and remember her as a coach. I will remember her as my friend and someone who was always there for me no matter what, and in my opinion, that's what a good coach should be.
--figureskatersonline.com/johnnyweir, Johnny Weir Online, "questions and answers," November 2006
(on long-time coach Priscilla Hill)

Happy 30th Birthday, Johnny!
Some days are just like, attack of the wedge sneaker. I just can't quit you! 
--Twitter, July 1, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Manscaping: A Cautionary Tale from Behind the Blade." Just thought of that as my next book title whilst manscaping. Catchy right?
--Twitter, June 30, 2014