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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

To be honest, as a competitor, there's no point in competing if you don't think you can win. There's no fun in just saying, "I was there." You go with hopes of winning even if it's delusional, no matter how crazy you sound. You go to win. You don't go to finish second. So, even though I wouldn't win the National Championships next week at the moment, I would go there thinking I will.
--press conference announcing his return to competitive skating, January 19, 2012

Blogger's note: The above quote had been immediately preceded by a short series of questions and answers about his probable placement at Nationals.

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