"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