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, July 26, 2016

Something important I'd tell my 18 year old self is that being bitchy isn't that cute if you're an idiot about it.
--Twitter, July 26, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

We are terrified of the sun. We are so white and we work indoors. I go big with my hair which creates a natural shield. I bought all of my weaves yesterday.
--stylenews.people.com, "Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir's Best Fashion Moments," July 20, 2016
(on working in Rio with Tara Lipinski during this year's summer Olympics)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

[Tara Lipinski: This guy is setting a new norm. He keeps pushing the bar technically. He's opening this program with a quad lutz.]

More like the new ab-norm. 
--NBC, Grand Prix Finals broadcast, December 20, 2015
(on Chinese skater Jin Boyang)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Got asked the most uncommon things I travel with. 1. Magic Erasers 2. Bottle of Windex 3. Mini replica of Тёма
--Twitter, June 3, 2016

Blogger's note: "Magic Eraser" is a Mr. Clean scrubbing sponge. Тёма is Johnny's adorable Japanese Chin dog.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

I would say gymnastics, equestrian and diving are my favorite summer Olympic sports. But my favorite summer Olympic sport as of late is anything to do with Ryan Lochte, so I’m looking forward to that.
--sportsmedianews.com, Transcript: Kentucky Derby & Rio Olympic Conference Call with Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski, May 3, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

It definitely is helpful when Tara and I get to go the barns first and meet the horses because we get to look them in the eye, and we get to give these beautiful creatures a proper iron stare down and just kind of really, really inspire them to win so that Tara will win so we can go buy shoes.
--sportsmedianews.com, Transcript: Kentucky Derby & Rio Olympic Conference Call with Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski, May 3, 2016
(on picking winning horses at the Kentucky Derby)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tara’s a really great Kentucky Derby betting woman, and I support from the sidelines. I like all my debts to hang in my closet.
--sportsmedianews.com, Transcript: Kentucky Derby & Rio Olympic Conference Call with Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski, May 3, 2016
(on his and Tara Lipinski's wagering plans at the Kentucky Derby)

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)