Quotes / Rule-Abiding Rebel

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"How rebellious!... In a conformist sort of way."
Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons

Candace: Hey mom, can I get a pink streak in my hair?
Linda: Why would you do that?
Candace: To express my individuality! Everyone's doing it!

Calvin: Mom, can I have some money to buy a Satan-worshiping, suicide-advocating heavy metal album?
Calvin's Mom: Calvin, the fact that these bands haven't killed themselves in ritual self-sacrifice shows that they're just in it for the money like everyone else. It's all for effect. If you want to shock and provoke, be sincere about it.
Calvin: Mainstream commercial nihilism can't be trusted?!

"Nothing says rebellion like a generic, store-bought green mohawk. No, really!"

Now it makes sense. Leonardo DiCaprio changes his girlfriends faster than most of us change our Brita water filters, because he believes that women are the most persecuted in the world and hes showing all the ladies of the planet some love and affection and hes doing it one woman at a time. Hes just starting with the tall, blonde, young skinny models. Hell get to you short, brown-headed, non-skinny oldies eventually.
Michael K., "Leonardo DiCaprio Says That Women Are The Most Persecuted People In The World"