"Christopher Columbus. He set out to reach China and India but ended up in the wrong continent and wasn’t even the first person to discover it. Basically I’m a well-meaning, hard-working idiot who ends up in the wrong place, too late. Though thinking about it, I’m not that keen on sea travel. Maybe I’d make a better village idiot – it’s steady work."
— Laurence Rickard in response to the question Which historical figure are you most like?