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 gives an interview, holds a press conference, blogs or tweets, or is caught on video, whether for his TV series, Be Good Johnny Weir, or at a non-profit fundraiser. It's time his quotes were collected and shared; hence this blog.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sometimes, life gets scary. The best we can do is throw that chin to the wind, wipe away the doubts, and stomp on.
--Twitter, March 13, 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014

[F]or me, as far as activism and trying to fix something in the world? If I was to donate that time for myself to fixing anything, it would be my own situation in America. There's still a huge portion of the country I'm still not seen as an equal human to my best friend or my mother, and I think that needs to change before America can go around bossing the rest of the world around.
-- popsugar.com, "Johnny Weir Reveals How He Was Treated in Sochi" by Alyse Whitney, March 7, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

To Tara Lipinski:
Are you going to contour your d├ęcollage?

[Tara: What?]

Are you going to shade in around your pretty, pretty princesses? Get them out there....I'm just trying to get you laid.
--vanityfair.com, "Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Debut Their Color-Coordinated Oscars Outfits, Talk That S.N.L. Skit" by Julie Millier

I feel like it's an aggressive boob.

[Louise Roe: That one or that one?]

I think they're both kind of angry.
--NBC, Access Hollywood, March 3, 2014
(on Jada Pinkett Smith's Oscar gown)
To makeup artist:
Let's go natural...with the mascara and blush, and my eyebrows filled in. Natural.
--vanityfair.com, "Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Debut Their Color-Coordinated Oscars Outfits, Talk That S.N.L. Skit" by Julie Millier
(getting ready before the Oscars)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

This girl has been through a lot. She was shipped to Russia. She’s been covered in glitter, hairspray, mouse. She’s seen it all.
--vanityfair.com, "Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Debut Their Color-Coordinated Oscars Outfits, Talk That S.N.L. Skit" by Julie Millier
(on his weave (hairpiece)) 
I slept separately because I'm kind of a starfish sleeper.

[Chelsea Handler: Oh, really? You like to splay yourself out when you sleep?]

...Wide open spaces, baby!
--E! TV, Chelsea Lately, February 26, 2014
(on why he and Tara Lipinski didn't share a bed in Sochi)
Every dude is going to be wearing a black tuxedo, so I think I should wear white. I don’t mind bringing a little of the Grammys to the Oscars.
--nytimes.com, "His Profile, and His Plumage, Grow Ever More Bold" by Jacob Bernstein, March 5, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It just got too hard, honestly. I had the option of choosing a happy life or to be alone for more time and completely alienate everybody and all of my friends and family once again, to diet like crazy, to get yelled at every day. It is all worth it, but there comes a time in your life when you have to decide what's next.
--online.wsj.com, "Sochi Olympics: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Sparkle Off the Ice" by Betsy McKay, February 18, 2014
(on his decision to retire)
To Tara Lipinski:
Queer enough?
--vanityfair.com, "Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Debut Their Color-Coordinated Oscars Outfits, Talk That S.N.L. Skit" by Julie Millier
(after hair and makeup were finished before the Oscars)
It's the mall in Paramus at Christmas time.
--NBCSN, ladies short program, Sochi Olympics, February 19, 2014, as expert commentato
(on the chaos on the ice during the final group's warmup) 
Just because its sparkly doesn't mean I'm going to love it.
--NBC, Access Hollywood, March 3, 2014
(on Anne Hathaway's Oscar gown which he said was "meh.")

Monday, March 3, 2014

We’re definitely doing angels and demons.
--vanityfair.com, "Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Debut Their Color-Coordinated Oscars Outfits, Talk That S.N.L. Skit" by Julie Millier
(on the themes of his and Tara's outfits for the Oscars and after-party)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My biggest stance is to be here, to wear my crazy clothes and to be me.
--online.wsj.com, "Sochi Olympics: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Sparkle Off the Ice" by Betsy McKay, February 18, 2014
(on whether he plans to criticize Russia's anti-gay legislation)
Spent my whole flight designing blazers and passing out. It's amazing when a sketch turns into a Pollock copy due to narcolepsy. ➰
--Twitter, February 26, 2014