"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."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Ryan Lochte on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Ryan Lochte on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Ryan Lochte on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Ryan Lochte on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Ryan Lochte on Pablo Picasso
"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?'"
"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."