"My senior year of high school, when I was getting recruited for college, my dad goes to me, 'You can become an Olympic champion.' And that's the first time that I'd heard someone else say that to me. I was like, 'Uh, are you talking to me?'"
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Ryan Lochte on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Ryan Lochte on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Ryan Lochte on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Ryan Lochte on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Ryan Lochte on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I started eating healthier. I actually gave up fast food. I gave up candy and potato chips and everything else. I started watching what I ate."
"No matter what, like, I couldn't - I could break a world record, get an Olympic gold medal, and my mom would be, like, you could have done better. But you looked pretty. That's what she says all the time."
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