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All Quotes by author - Johnny Weir
" Anytime you get men in glitter, it's a flamboyant occasion! "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Fashion is something that I want to be involved with for a long time, and I want to show that I can give people what they want while still keeping my pizzazz and my razzle-dazzle. "
" 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. "
" Figure skating is theatrical. It's artistic. It's elegant. It's extremely athletic. And there's a very specific audience for that. "
" 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. "
" 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 am an American man, and in America, we still think of figure skaters as little girls in pretty, sparkly dresses - I worked very hard to change the perception and image of figure skating, and I think I've done a great job on my end, but in figure skating, taste needs to evolve. "
" I am often criticized for spending too much time off the ice, but if you were in my shoes, you'd see how necessary it is. "
" Ice shows give us the opportunity to forget ourselves and just perform. They are amazing opportunities to be in front of audience to try out new material, to show new costuming. It's an incredible opportunity to do what we do without the stress of worrying about what a judge is going to say. "
" I definitely don't think of myself as an actual male model. I'm far too short and my legs are far too muscular. "
" I definitely feel like I'm more of an artist than an athlete. But I'm good at both. "
" I design all of my costumes. I like to go out there and feel like I have contributed to every part of what I do. I choose the music, the choreographer, I've obviously chosen my coach, my costumes - all if that falls under my realm of power, my realm of influence. "
" I'd love to learn how to foxtrot and cha cha. Believe it or not, I have terrible dancing skills. I can do everything on the ice, but as soon as you put me on the ground, I'm that person that falls down walking off a curb. "
" I don't eat as much as an athlete should. I just don't like it. "
" I don't take on a project unless I know the end result is going to make me happy. If I can't give 100 percent to something, I choose not to do it because it's very difficult to have so many pots on the fire at one time. "
" I don't want to spend my life on an ice cube. "
" I drink Vitamin Water nonstop - I should have an IV. "
" I'd say in general, my style is Johnny Weir style. It's my style. I can't classify it as anything else. "
" I feel like at the Olympics I gave the best performance of my life and I wasn't rewarded for that as an athlete. Yes, my fans and my mom were happy about it, but I didn't win that gold medal. "
" If I wanted to be any woman in the world, it would not be Bethenny Frankel. "
" 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 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. "
" I grew my beard out a little bit just to show that, indeed, I am a man. "
" I hate summer, to be honest. I hate dressing. I hate the heat. I hate sweaty people getting aggressively close to you when you're walking down the street. "
" I have always thought that being a good American is appreciating the world, not just your own country. "
" I have a whole fur closet. I'm not afraid of PETA. "
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