Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I'm tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become.— Johnny Weir
The most spectacular Johnny Weir quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
I grew my beard out a little bit just to show that indeed I am a man.
I will be 60 or 70 years old still rocking my Chanel blazer with my hair all coiffed.
Nobody gets lucky all the time. Nobody can win all the time. Nobody's a robot. Nobody's perfect.
Of course I was bullied and of course I was called names - my last name is Weir.
That's very, very close to 'weird,' or 'queer' and any of those words. But I've never been anyone to cry over spilled milk or be upset because kids don't like me, or people don't like me... It makes my skin stronger and thicker. And why cry? Your mascara runs.
Figure skating is theatrical. It's artistic. It's elegant. It's extremely athletic. And there's a very specific audience for that.
The skating community is very fickle.
And with me, they're especially fickle for whatever reason. Maybe I bring it on myself, but if you don't prove yourself and you don't skate consistently, then they can very easily write you off and bring somebody from behind you and put them in your place.
When you have an audience standing and screaming the entire way through the short program and cheering every element you do, whether it's footwork, or spin, or a jump, to have that kind of emotion coming at you from every direction in the building, it's the most amazing sensation you can get as a sportsman.
I love skating and sparkling and flying around the ice, and people clap for you.
It's an amazing feeling.
I've never thought of the Olympics as a political statement.
I really think a boycott ... is in the wrong as far as the athletes are concerned.
We are each an army of one. March forward with your army, never let go of your future and never listen to idiots who tell you ‘no.’
You only live once. Life is a show
I'm going to be a happy housewife. I'm going to be washing boxers and cooking and doing all those sorts of housewife duties. I just want to be happy and proud of every single day.
My whole career, I've had an issue with always kind of being an underdog and making a big mistake when it counts and falling and having to climb back up. One moment everything will be peachy and everyone will be saying the nicest things about me and loving me, and the next minute I'm the worst, I'm evil, all these things. It's like a fallen angel.
If just one person, one child who is made to feel isolated, looks at me and sees that it is okay to be your own person and walk down your own path, then everything I have ever gone through will be worth it.
I suppose being fierce is a very good thing, and a very cool thing.
But more than fierce, I think I'm a strong person and a strong individual. And that's what I take with me every day.
Figure skating is a bit dated - it's like that tweed jacket you pull out of the back of your closet from time to time, and I'm going to try to Chanel it up a little bit.
Figure skating is theatrical, and a part of it is wearing costumes.
My costumes were very over-the-top and outrageous for figure skating. But for me, it's all beautiful. Even when nobody else believed they were beautiful, I felt beautiful in them.
I think being in the public eye can only help me launch into the world of fashion.
I think I've gotten more attention after the Olympics than any other U.
S. athlete, and it's really great that people are recognizing who I am and what I do. You look at Shaq and you see a basketball player. You look at Tiger Woods and you see a golfer. But people are responding to who I am.
Being in the public eye is part of what I do, and taking on a multitude of different projects - television, radio, fashion, writing or deep-sea diving - is a blessing. It is also how I pay my bills and fund my own skating, as I don't have a sponsor or financial help from my federation.
I’ve held onto Ugg boots. I will never graduate to Crocs, but Ugg boots are always and forever. That’s my fashion stepchild.
Masculinity is what you believe it to be.
I think masculinity and femininity is something that's very old-fashioned. There's a whole new generation of people who aren't defined by their sex or race or who they like to sleep with.
Anytime you get men in glitter, it's a flamboyant occasion!
Out of ugly, make something beautiful.
I love the Olympic Games. The Olympics are an event that few can fathom but all can enjoy, and that's why athletes work our whole lives to put on the greatest show on Earth.
My family, the support of my friends, the amount of people that have written and come up to me on the street and said, 'Thank you for representing us,' and Adam Lambert, and Lady Gaga, that's been amazing.
That makes me think of spandex-covered football players.
It's not me. I'm in rhinestones and velvet, not spandex.
No mother wants to hear her son say he's gay.
Those two words rip the picture of a daughter-in-law and grandchildren into pieces. I felt sorry for my mom and wanted her to know everything was going to be all right. But then she said, 'I don't really care, Johnny, as long as I know that you are going to be happy.'
I'm a huge fur fan; it's no secret to anyone anymore.
Creating emotion was what my career was all about.
I wanted people to laugh at me; I wanted people to cry with me. I wanted people to feel good or to think about something when they watched me. I think that's why, even not being an Olympic champion, I have such a huge following around the world.
I still have so much passion to perform.
.. That's who Johnny Weir is: I'm a figure skater, I'm an athlete. I want to have fun and enjoy it.
It's of very little importance to me that I was born gay.
It doesn't make me a better athlete, it doesn't make me a stronger person, it doesn't really do anything to enhance my life. It's just something I was born with, the same as green eyes.
I wouldn't participate in 'Stars on Ice' if I were asked.
I find it an amateurish tour in a way, the production quality.
When you are an athlete, it's difficult to take time off and say you want to come back without everyone judging you and attacking you.
I've always wanted to make a music video with skating and different imagery, something very artistic.
Every little boy should be so lucky as to turn into me.
Some people eat, some people drink, some people smoke. I Pledge.
The booing and the drama help make the Olympics interesting, but at what cost? When will people finally get tired of it and start watching the X-Games or competitive tire rolling instead?
Finding someone to share your life with is one of the most important things a human can do and was preached to me by my mother.
Nothing shocks me anymore. I've embraced men in thongs, I've embraced women with padded bras. I mean, I can embrace Larry King saying 'fierce.'
I'd say in general, my style is Johnny Weir style.
It's my style. I can't classify it as anything else.
There are some things I keep sacred. My middle name. Who I sleep with. And what kind of hand moisturizer I use.
In figure skating, your body can only last for so long.
I can't be 50 and trying to skate but I can be 50 and be in fashion, so I have to look to my future and what I want to achieve.
It's easier for me to go to Russia and train with top coaches and choreographers there than go to Colorado Springs and train with 14 of my competitors.
Despite the usual idea of a figure skater, I have no rhythm when it comes to even walking off the ice. I fall off curbs all the time.
For me, I skate as masculine as I can.
I'm not a big strong guy. I'm not interested in fighting or throwing punches or balling my hands in fists all day. I'm not interested in guns, I'm not interested in football or stereotypically masculine things, so I'm going to skate in a fashion that is manly for Johnny Weir.
I’m good when I’m alone. I’m comfortable when I’m alone. I can sit and do lots of things all by myself. Sex included.
I got into figure skating for the art of it, as well as the sport, and how much I love it. And, you know, I do everything that I want. I march to my own drummer. Sometimes people have an issue with that, and I can't control it.
It's really grinding to always play out of both sides of your mind and always be thinking what will offend people. Or what won't. But I'm strong enough to deal with that. I own that I'm freakish in my way.