Quotes: Rule-Abiding Rebel

Fiction

"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!"