I would rather have all the problems associated with having too much freedom than not have any freedom at all any day.
I would rather have too much to think about than not have anything to think about.
I would rather grapple with the confusions of knowing too much than not knowing enough.
I would rather be confronted with problems of an 'unnecessary' nature than not have any thought experiments to deal with.
I would rather be opinionated and stubborn than apathetic and meek.
I would rather defend a stand and offend than sell my soul to please and be accepted.
I'm sure as hell elitist in my own weird way, and I'm really glad I am. :]
When you really want something to happen, the whole universe conspires so that your wish comes true.
- Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist.
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
- Thomas Jefferson