Go Ahead Quote Me

Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte
Teju Cole
Teju Cole
Paul Mccartney
Paul Mccartney

"I guess you would say I'd be like the Michael Phelps of swimming if he wasn't there. But, at the same time, I love a challenge and that's why I do the events that I do and going up against him is a challenge."

SWIMMING GREAT RYAN LOCHTE on competing against his superstar teammate


"In a fortunate life like mine, a life in which I can do what interests me for a living, translation is one of the purest luxuries. I can convey complex thoughts to people with whom I don't share a language. It's miraculous."

AUTHOR TEJU COLE on translation


"I don't throw that word around. I think he's a great artist."

FORMER BEATLE PAUL MCCARTNEY, asked if he thinks rapper Kanye West is a genius

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2016, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe