Deep Thoughts From Ryan Lochte

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US swimmer Ryan Lochte attends a press conference after a training session, on July 21, 2012, during a training camp of the US swimming team in Bellerive-sur-Allier, central France, six days ahead of the London Olympic Games. Photo: THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images/Getty Images

The 2012 Olympic Games have catapulted Ryan Lochte into the spotlight. He's won a lot of medals, appeared in Vogue, inspired nail art, and become a national obsession. Our totally healthy interest in the swimmer means we've learned a lot about him, like his weakness for white jeans, his dating habits, and how scrumptious he looks blowing a kiss. But, did you know he's a bit of a philosopher? We've been so busy admiring his abs that we almost forgot to admire his mind. So to celebrate Lochte's final races today (good luck Ryan!), we've collected some of his most thoughtful tweets and of course, thoughtful images (because let's be serious, guys). Click ahead to enjoy Ryan Lochte waxing lyrical.