Johnny Weir

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John G. "Johnny" Weir (born July 2, 1984) is an American figure skater.


Weir has provided the media with some well-put quotes.

  • Of Evan Lysacek: "If he doesn’t want to skate to music that’s pretty and wear a pretty costume, then go rollerblade or skateboard or do one of those extreme sports."[1]
  • "I’d love to see a 6-foot-2-tall, skinny man doing a halfpipe on figure skates."[1]
  • "There are some things I keep sacred. My middle name. Who I sleep with. And what kind of hand moisturizer I use."[1]
  • Whether other skaters' practice performances would intimidate him: "I’m not intimidated by anything, except maybe PETA standing outside with a bucket of blood."[2]
  • On scoring: "The results are something I can't control, so I can't say 'damnit, I didn't place in the top three today.' I can't control any of that. I just skate. And my goal was to show my heart, to take them on a journey with me so they can feel me."[2]
  • "I want people to be taken away to another planet when they watch me skate. I want them to be transported into a dream world."[3]
  • In response to gibes from Quebec sports announcers: "out of ugly, I think the most important thing to do in life is to make something beautiful"[3]

External links[edit]

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  1. a b c Alan Schwartz (2008-03-18). Figure Skating Rivalry Pits Athleticism Against Artistry. New York Times.
  2. a b D. Scriber (2010-02-16). Johnny Weir quotes: One reason the Olympics are so sensational!.
  3. a b Trey Graham (2010-02-26). Behind The Spangles, Weir Is A Man In Full. National Public Radio.