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.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

That thing of feeling as if you’d do almost anything for a slice of pecan pie w/vanilla whipped cream. Cut to me enjoying a cracker instead.
--Twitter, October 23, 2017

Thursday, July 5, 2018

When I think of beach--sharks, sunburn, and places it shouldn't be. I'm not a beach fan. I'm more of a snowy mountain sort of girl.
--Food Network, Wedding Cake Championship, "Viva Mexico," Season 1, Ep. 2, July 2, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

I believe that no matter how weird you are, how different you are, how eccentric, how flamboyant, how "whatever" you are what you are, everyone else is just as weird as you are., "Johnny Weir on standing up to bullying and being comfortable in your own skin" by Margaret O'Malley, April

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Does anyone else ever have one of those days where someone's like "Have a nice day!" and you're all, "You need to say goodbye to anyone you have ever loved. Dick."?
--Twitter, video, May 11, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

It takes just one critic to acclaim you to consider yourself “critically acclaimed” and it takes just one critic to criticize you to force you to dig deep, find your power and MAKE them acclaim you at which point, their acclaim means nothing to you. #musings
--Twitter, January 21, 2018

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Basically any couch pattern that you can see at grandma's house and throw it on a dress, the busier the better, it's all on trend.
--NBC, Kentucky Derby broadcast, May 9, 2018
(on the flowered dress fashion trend)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Well my flight has been delayed five hours. There isn’t a sundae big enough to dull that pain. #crypretty
--Twitter, May 2, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

That awkward moment when you realize you're too over the top for your own google. And you type "emerald crystal chandelier," and it comes back after it felt like 10 minutes and says, "Did you just mean green, you pretentious queen?"
--Instagram, video, May 6, 2018

Sunday, May 6, 2018

To me a vest is a really good way for men to conceal things they don't want the world to see, almost like a male Spanx.
--NBCSN, The Kentucky Oaks broadcast, May 4, 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ruffles are no longer relegated to a bag of chips or the stage of the Bolski, they're making their way to the runway and the Kentucky Derby.
--NBCSN, The Kentucky Oaks broadcast, May 4, 2018
(on a fashion trend)

Friday, May 4, 2018

I wish I trusted everyone as much as I trust my dry cleaners.
--Twitter, November 3, 2017

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A fairytale is only a fairytale because there are years of defeats, sadness, grit, falls, blood, sweat and tears that precede them.
--Twitter, March 15, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

I basically just find old mop heads on the floor when I'm traveling and pop them in there!, "Olympic Legend Johnny Weir Reveals the Secret to His Gravity-Defying Hair" by Amber Kallor, March 26, 2018
(on where he finds inspiration for his updos)

Monday, March 26, 2018

Imagine how exhausting life would be if everyone liked you. Whenever I catch some shade or some nasty, I’m kinda glad that it’s one less person I have to pretend to like and I can give my love to someone who appreciates it. Boogawooga.
--Twitter, November 9, 2017

Saturday, March 24, 2018

If you have the time to be envious, then you aren’t working hard enough.
--Twitter, March 24, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

I want people to constantly feel uncomfortable in my house....I want them to come over and feel like they can't sit on anything. I'm very Joan Crawford in that way. I don't want you to sit on my furniture. I don't want you to stay for too long., "Johnny Weir Opens Up About His Search for His Dream House" by Erik Gunther, March 21, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Whenever I look at a jacket or a blazer or a pair of pants, I know how many triple axles I fell on to be able to get that., "Johnny Weir Will Do Anything With Tara Lipinski--Except Exercise" by Chelsea Duff, March 12, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

It's awkward moments like this that makes me long for just everyone skating to Swan Lake.
--NBCSN, ladies short program, 2018 Olympics, February 20, 2018
(after Italian skater Giada Russo's "Eyes Wide Shut" short program)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

She usually sells that short program like the rent's due tomorrow, and she hasn't gotten a paycheck yet.
--NBCSN, ladies short program, 2018 Olympics, February 20, 2018
(complimenting Canadian skater Gabrielle Daleman's short program skating)
I felt I was in a dream that wouldn't end. And by dream, I mean nightmare.
--NBCSN, ladies short program, 2018 Olympics, February 20, 2018
(on Hungarian skater Ivett Toth's AD/DC program)
When I was a teenager, my style was very pop princess.
--New York Times video, "Meet Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, Olympic Analysts with Style, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tara and I unfortunately are afraid to watch [short track speed skating] live. That's a lot of flying blades and sliding falls. And, you know, blades straight to the face. It's not something I'm really into. We're into sparkles and wardrobe malfunctions, not a violent blade.
--NBC, chat with Mike Tirico on Prime Plus Show, 2018 Olympics, February 18, 2018
("wardrobe malfunctions" refers to French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis' costume becoming unfastened shortly after her program with partner Guillaume Cizeron began, exposing her breast at one point during their performance)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

I speak English; I don't speak Gayenese.
--Tara and Johnny podcast, Ep. 65: "Preparing for the Olympics," February 1, 2018
(on feeling irritated when scriptwriters prepare dialogue for him that's stereotypically gay)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

I’m a commentator, not a “complimentator.” Explaining falls and rough skates is hard because I have been that skater, and truth can hurt. But I would never be able to do my job without telling the truth about every aspect of figure skating and the performances you’ll see.
--Twitter, February 10, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018

Choreographically, he reminds me a bit of a puppy: there's something delicate and sweet with a dash of clumsy to his choreography.
--NBCSN, men's short program, 2018 Olympics, February 15, 2018
(on Australian skater Brendan Kerry)