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, 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., "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., "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., "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., "The Latest Foundation Five: Johnny Weir," June 10, 2015
Favorite food:

Arugula, "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

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 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)