"When early explorers first set out west across the Atlantic, most people thought the world was flat. Most people thought if you sailed far enough west, you would drop off a plane into nothing. These vessels sailing out into the unknown, they weren’t carrying noblemen or aristocrats, artists, merchants. They were crewed by people living on the edge of life. The madmen, orphans, ex-convicts, outcasts… like myself. As a felon, I’m an unlikely candidate for most things. But perhaps not for this. Perhaps I am the most likely."
Another Earth, 2011.