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.