"When somebody has risked and failed, . . . when somebody has fallen from the tightrope they'd been walking on. . . ."
"The crowd criticized him. The crowd mocked him. And I didn't want that to happen. When somebody has risked and failed, and when somebody has fallen from the tightrope they'd been walking on, somebody has to pick them up, and give them a burial. The best thing is that a friend should do that. Don wanted to make a success of his life. He just wanted to see a bright future for himself and his family. In my mind, I gave him a hero's burial."
Ron Winspear, of his friend Donald Crowhurst, at the end of the documentary Deep water (2006), dir. Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell.