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, November 7, 2011

I have a giant fan base, and I bring attention to the sport where it normally wouldn’t be. There’s been a lot of pressure put on me by people higher up in my sport. They tell me I have to act one way, and people are wanting me to fake things, be more outlandish than I actually am. They know they can’t tone me down, so now they’re trying to get me to be even more out there. I’ve been told I need to be more crazy.
--New York magazine, "The Less Flamboyant One" by Emma Rosenblum, January 24, 2010

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