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.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

He has that marshmallow fluff in those knees that hold him upright, no matter what position. Cat-like, if you will.
--NBC, World Figure Skating Championship 2016, broadcast April 10, 2016
(explaining Japanese skater Shoma Uno's ability to complete jumps that are "just a bit off.")

Saturday, April 23, 2016

If you're gonna flap your arms, you've got to be a swan about it, not a crow.
--NBC, World Figure Skating Championship 2016, broadcast April 10, 2016
(during Max Aaron's Black Swan free skate)

Friday, April 22, 2016

She could make borscht out of this entire ladies' field.
--NBC, World Figure Skating Championship 2016, ladies free skate, broadcast April 2, 2016
(on Russian skater Evgenia Medvedeva, the eventual gold medal winner)

Monday, April 18, 2016

I think it's much better for everyone to imagine you as an asshole and you prove them wrong as opposed to being an angel and disappointing
--Twitter, April 12, 2018

Saturday, April 16, 2016

I am exceedingly threatened by those robot vacuum cleaners.
--Twitter, April 14, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Scary sleep moment when you really want your sleeping mask but can't find it and then realize your butt stole it sometime in the night.
--Twitter, April 7, 2016

Saturday, April 9, 2016

I have a hard time getting rid of things--I have to buy bigger homes [to hold my stuff]. But I don’t have an unseen cat carcass in my closet, so I’m not a true hoarder.
--dallasvoice.com, "Queeers Johnny!" by Arnold Wayne Jones, April 8, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

[Sarah Evans: Well, good luck tonight! I hope you have a blast, and, um…]

I hope I fall. I hope I trip and fall. But thank you.

[Sarah Evans: Jennifer Lawrence-style? Like graceful?]

I feel like less graceful.

[Sarah Evans: Like full-on...]

Like Ass. Up.

[Sarah Evans: Ooooo! Hashtag!]

Hashtag “ass up.”
--YouTube.com, 7th Annual Shorty Awards, red carpet interview by Sarah Evans, awards April 20, 2015, interview video published April 21, 2015
(on his presenting at the awards show)

Thursday, March 3, 2016

A poodle I think really determines a lot of my hair looks in my life, so I have to go with a poodle as well.
--myhighplains.com, "It Was Johnny Weir Who Let the Dogs Out," video, November 13, 2015
(on one of the two breeds of dogs that are his favorites in the National Dog Show in addition to Japanese Chins. The other was the borzoi.)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I have a very basic knowledge of the computers and the fax machines and emojis and things, so…I’m just sort of here because I wanted to wear my outfit.
--YouTube.com, 7th Annual Shorty Awards, red carpet interview by Sarah Evans, awards April 20, 2015, interview video published April 21, 2015
(on why he was a presenter at the Shorty Awards, which honors the best content in social media.)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I thought it would be amazing for travel and going out, but alas, I am not one who can pull off a fanny pack--even a vintage Chanel one.
--nypost.com, "Johnny Weir's furs and Louis Vuitton luggage can now be yours" by Timothy Mitchell, March 23, 2015
(on his $1,000 "Chanel waist bag" to be sold on eBay)

Monday, February 29, 2016

I'm presenting in three categories tonight. You know, as an NBC broadcaster and Olympic figure skater, I am really adept at presenting awards to things I don't really understand.
--YouTube.com, 7th Annual Shorty Awards, red carpet interview by Sarah Evans, awards April 20, 2015, interview video published April 21, 2015

Blogger's note: The Shorty Awards honor the best content in social media.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sometimes I wonder if I'm going to be tweeting my entire life and what sort of debauchery will keep it entertaining if I make it to 80?
--Twitter, January 23, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Post Carnaval, hotel lobby. Exhausted, moistened and happy. Why wear pants? Oyasuminasai!
--Instagram, February 8, 2016
(during his trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Another Johnny quote that to fully appreciate, needs the photo:


Blogger's note: Oyasuminasai is Japanese for "good night."

Thursday, February 18, 2016

I wasn't afraid of other kids because--very much like other band geeks and drama freaks, and all those people in school--I understood that some day they'd wash my car.
--NBC, Access Hollywood, February 17, 2014
(on high school bullying)