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, January 23, 2015

Overall impressions from day one in Greensboro are that the pairs are charming, the men are pretty chill, and the girls are out for blood!
--Twitter, January 21, 2015
(on skaters at the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Is it like a techno-remix of An American in Paris?...Is it with Jay-Z backup vocals?...'Cause I think an updated American in Paris would need that.
--NBC, U.S. Figure Skating Championship Preview Show, January 18, 2015 
(response to Tara Lipinski saying that ice dance partners Madison Cholk and Evan Bates' free dance costumes were appropriate for their "updated" version of An American in Paris)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Figure skaters, we're all pretty young for a long time because we're so well preserved on the ice.
--NBC, U.S. Figure Skating Championship Preview Show, January 18, 2015
We tried to rewrite things like "Oh, I'm freeish after 6." It will not accept "freeish." It then gives me "penguins hobble, delicately, across the snow."
--NBC, A Toast to 2014!, December 31, 2014
(on the refusal of autocorrect to accept what he typed)

Friday, January 16, 2015

You can hate me all you want, but I love myself & all of you, much more than you could ever hate me. I'm strong enough& I work hard enough.
--Twitter, March 27, 2014

Thursday, January 15, 2015

There were cute little kids all over the country singing Frozen up and down my block, up and down my Chanel, up and down my telephone.
--NBC, A Toast to 2014!, December 31, 2014

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I’m a passive activist in some ways, because I live my life with integrity, I only move forward, and that’s my choice. That’s how I live.
--OutQ SiriusXM, StandUP! with Pete Dominick, October 22, 2014

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It isn’t just a gay sport. I mean, I believe me, I looked high and low for somebody else that would understand me, and there were very few choices. The...most of the guys are straight, and, you know, they like beer, not champagne, and they like...they like boobs. And it’s weird for me, because part of the allure of figure skating was the, you know, gay men that I'd heard about my whole time growing up, but, you know, it’s kind of a disappointment...
--OutQ SiriusXM, StandUP! with Pete Dominick, October 22, 2014
It was a little bit like wearing a cotton-ball with like a seaweed sushi wrap around it.
--NBC, A Toast to 2014!, December 31, 2014
(on Jennifer Lawrence's poofy white, black band cinched, 2014 Golden Globe Awards gown)

Friday, January 9, 2015

Emma Watson did not impress me. I felt like she dressed up to go to school or to clap erasers or do something that was anything but the Oscars.
--NBC, Today show, "Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski police Oscar fashion," March 3, 2014
I am actually in my car on my way to practice. I am wearing, let's just say it's a pair of underpants and a silk robe. That's usually how I roll first thing in the morning.
--KISS 108FM, Matty in the Morning, interview, September 17, 2014

Thursday, January 8, 2015

[ Q: Sochi Olympics: What is your favorite memory?]

I feel like Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were really the breakout stars of the Sochi Olympics. I, like most of America, sat at home and enjoyed every second of their fashion, their insight and their wit.
--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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

For what a stiletto heel can do for your legs and your butt and the way you look from far away, I feel like more men should wear stilettos.
--KISS 108FM, Matty in the Morning, interview, September 17, 2014
You know what? I would consider that the hardest part about especially the guys that skate pairs or ice dance, when they skate directly with the girl and touch all over the girl...

[Pete Dominick: Oh yeah, when I watch that, I’m like, How do they do that? I mean, I guess they...]

Oh yeah, they wear tight tight tight pants.

[Pete Dominick: Sure.]

And you can’t hide when something...pops up.
--OutQ SiriusXM, StandUP! with Pete Dominick, October 22, 2014
(on problems of straight male skaters)
Figure skating is amazing exercise so I will do it until the day I die just to keep everything tight and lovely.
--wamc.org, "Decorated Figure Skater Johnny Weir Meets Fans In Albany," interview by Jessica Bloustein Marshall on December 20, 2014, at the Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY, posted on December 28, 2014