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.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

[Nick McCarvel: Johnny is flawless so far in this quiz that we thought at Icenetwork was going to be very difficult, but so far, he's proving us wrong.]

I loved it, and I'm my own biggest fan so study myself constantly.
--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 the Icenetwork quiz about himself)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

That horrible realization that you've just purchased "Select-A-Size" paper towels. Give me billowing @Bounty with Sakura print forever.
--Twitter, March 30, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

I have been called many things in my life, an economical packer was never one of them.
--Twitter, February 1, 2013

Sunday, April 5, 2015

I have worked very hard, done amazing things with my life just the way I am and if you have an issue, go watch a football game instead of the skating. I'm a comfortably gay man and everything you see on TV is me, it's genuine. If you don't like it, go watch Bravo.
--Instagram, March 29, 2015
(part of Johnny's response to a message he had received after the World's broadcast that said in part, "I'm gay too...you are too gay for TV broadcasting. Dress appropriate, get a hair cut and don't make it a drag show. Make us proud not ashamed.")

Saturday, April 4, 2015

[Tara Lipinski: She really upset the applecart in the short program...Can she seize the day, Johnny?]

She upset the applecart? What is that?

[Tara Lipinski: Never heard it before?]

Nope.

[Tara: Terry?]

[Terry Gannon: A "rainbow and sparrows" guy never heard of that? That's a saying, John. Get with it.]

Triple applecart, double applecart, double applecart. Triple lutz, double toe loop, double loop. Shake it up, Satoko-san.
--NBC, World Figure Skating Championship 2015, ladies free skate, broadcast March 28, 2015
(on Japanese skater's Satoko Miyahara's unexpected silver medal performance)

Blogger's note: For an explanation of Terry Gannon's "'rainbow and sparrows' guy" comment, click here.
This is Polina's excellent opening triple lutz-triple toe combination. Nice knee bend there between. Really gets down and dirty on that triple toe and that's what you need. It can't be all soft and rainbows and sparrows.
--NBC, World Figure Skating Championship 2015, ladies free skate, broadcast March 28, 2015
(on U.S. skater Polina Edmunds)

Friday, April 3, 2015

I'm still so distracted by this whole box situation. I would be angry to sit there too. First of all you have to clap for competitors. Second of all, it's very poorly decorated.
--NBC, World Figure Skating Championship 2015, ladies free skate, broadcast March 28, 2015
(on the area where the three leading skaters must wait after competing)
Finished unpacking for the day. I think I've finally determined my decoration style. Rococo Regal Rustic with a touch of Grandma's thong.
--Twitter, April 3, 2015

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