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.

Friday, October 24, 2014

[Johnny, not that many years ago you were perceived, I think, of something of an outspoken black sheep in the figure skating world. I’m wondering how it feels to have reached this new milestone and what it says about the sport of figure skating at this point in time?]

Oh, don’t get the wrong impression, I’m still an outspoken black sheep. But that’s always been my cross to bear. And I skated competitively and lived my way through the figure skating world as authentically as I could. And I’ve always spoken my mind. I’ve never really battened down the hatches and done things just because I was told to. Life’s too short for that., Transcript: Conference Call with Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, Terry Gannon & Jim Bell, October 22, 2014

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