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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Played a pick-up game of footvolley today, a Carioca game. This is my ending pose. "The ethereal presenting of the booty." Boys......?
--Instagram, February 5, 2016

Blogger's note: To get the full flavor of this quote, you need to see the photo:

Sunday, December 27, 2015

He doesn't have a backup plan. Patrick Chan can miss the jumps but still skates beautifully and has beautiful vehicles to drive.

[Tara Lipinski: Very poetic there, Johnny. What vehicle are you talking about?]

Well, definitely a dragon.
--NBC, Grand Prix Finals broadcast, December 20, 2015
(on Chinese skater Jin Boyang's reliance on jumps during his free program to Dragon Racing)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

He's competing against himself now, and what's harder than that?
--NBC, Grand Prix Finals broadcast, December 20, 2015
(on Japanese skater Yuzuru Hanyu's recent record-breaking scores)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

These jumps with the arm over the head, it's so difficult. It's trying to open a door with no fingers.
--NBC, Grand Prix Finals broadcast, December 20, 2015
(on Russian skater Evgenia Medvedeva)

Monday, December 21, 2015

I remember the first time I saw Evgenia. It was on YouTube, and she was competing at her first senior Russian Nationals. And already I felt that she was stellar, and I also thought, when I grow up to be a big ice skating girl, I hope to skate like her.
--NBC, Grand Prix Finals broadcast, December 20, 2015
(on Russian skater Evgenia Medvedeva)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

I always forget how vigorous security pat downs are in the EU. The guard made it to at least second base and then made fun of my poncho.
--Twitter, December 17, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

PT: "Johnny, one of your ribs is out of place." Me: "Ain't nobody got time for that." PT: "Can you rest?" Me: "Do you have a blow dart?"
--Twitter, December 10, 2015
(PT = physical therapist)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

No practice video tonight because I skated like poo, but I sweated so there's that. Well, I shimmered. No pain, no progress. 
--Twitter, December 7, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

So funny watching football & seeing the coaching team hide their mouths when they talk. And they call skating corrupt! We don't read lips
--Twitter, November 29, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

It was just kinda like, meh, when's the Zamboni coming on?
--NBC, TropheƩ Eric Bompard, short program, broadcast November 15, 2015 (on the short program of Russian skater Maxim Kovtun)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Her old costume looked like a prop couch from the set of Saved by the Bell.
--NBC, TropheƩ Eric Bompard, short program, broadcast November 15, 2015
(on the short program costume Russian skater Julia Lipnitskaia wore at Skate America 2015)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

I want to see what kind of shade the trainers throw at each other. I know there probably is a competition for the shortest ankle-length skirt among the female trainers and maybe a couple of the male trainers as well., "Johnny Weir, BTS at National Dog Show," November 14, 2015
(what he's looking forward to seeing backstage at the National Dog Show)

Blogger's note: BTS = behind the stage

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

That thing when your dry cleaner laughs at your metallic, shredded pants because he didn't know what they were...
--Twitter, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

There's definitely a bikini contest., "Johnny Weir makes his picks for 14th Annual National Dog Show," video, November 06, 2015
(explaining the components of the National Dog Show competition which he and Tara Lipinski will report on for NBC)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

As the competitors get younger and younger that you're up against, you've got to find that inner soul and schwerve with it.
--NBC, Skate Canada broadcast, November 1, 2015
(on the improvements Canadian skater Nam Nguyen needs to make to his performances)