Johnny Weir

Figure skater
Johnny WEIR 2008 World Championships.jpg

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

SourcedEdit

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 linksEdit

Wikipedia has an article about:
  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.
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