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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

[Melissa Rivers: We like to ask here on Fashion Police, "What have you learned today?" Johnny, how about you? What have you learned?]

Sitting in a sequined tap short...hurts...Painful...I'll be forever marked.
--E! (channel), Fashion Police, September 28, 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015

One should always have a solid curtsey in their back pocket...
--Twitter, September 21, 2015
(about his ending pose at An Evening With Champions performance)

Friday, September 11, 2015

A great joy in my life is that my father finds it safest to call any garment I put on my body, really ANY garment, a smock. Tuxedo? Smock.
--Twitter, September 11, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

That thing of when it's a bit breezy & your ass cheek and a nipple fall out of your inadequate work-out clothes while on the street. #classy
--Twitter, September 9, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

When making a dinner reservation for two, make it for four so your bag has a place to sit. :)
--Twitter, September 5, 2015

Saturday, August 29, 2015

It's hard enough to keep one face beautiful and moisturized. Who has time for two?
--Twitter, August 27, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

TQJW is 5 years-old today!

The Quotable Johnny Weir is 5 years-old today. Five years of sharing almost 3,200 of the best things Johnny Weir has ever said. Well, said publicly.

Here's the first quote I posted on August 17, 2010. It's still one of my all-time favorites. And remembering the circumstances under which it was said: Johnny's touching, dignified, and calmly defiant news conference at the 2010 Olympics after being ridiculed about his sexuality by two Canadian broadcasters, still poignant as ever.

 Here's to many more years of Johnny talking, and me trying to keep up with what he says on TQJW.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pulling from my closet for a wedding & am having trouble finding anything that is subdued enough not to steal brides attention. #JGWproblems
--Twitter, August 15, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I wanted to tweet something about how many handsome men there were at Detroit airport & praise the Middle West then it got weird so, yeah.
--Twitter, August 9, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

For me, a great skating costume is a costume that will make photographs; it will be something that you can see on the cover of a magazine. It could be something that you'll have photographs of yourself for the rest of your life, sitting on the medal stand while listening to your national anthem. And you look wonderful. That, to me, is a successful costume., "Johnny Weir on His Sochi Outfits: No one is Going to Style Me Better than Me" by Stephanie Chan, February 14, 2014

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)