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The World is a Stage by thomaswievegg The World is a Stage by thomaswievegg
“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we … kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok … But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.”

― Bill Hicks
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PrinceOfFire Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can't help but think of this bit by George Carlin. www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oBo8C…
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tyrovogel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Great quote, great art. Thank you.
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richdoe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Why the Israeli flag?
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Tonkotsu615 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
cus' of masons
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yourmom10 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Lmao.
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NickLavin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I really like this painting. Your statement and execution are powerful and forward, which is great with political pieces. Your sketchy painting style has a lot of character too, I really enjoy the skulls and the lively expressions and demeanor of  the people. And the cherry on top is that Bill Hicks quote, awesome choice!
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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DreadedOne131 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Does the art really match the statement?
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
if by statement you mean the quote from Bill Hicks? Then not entirely, though they are very very close related. I think you would see the match if you have some sort of understanding of the current financial system and political establishment and if you are familiar with Bill Hicks performances and his view on western society. It might be a long shot and most might not see it. But Bill Hicks is one of my favourite comedians and he is a big part of me realizing a lot of things about society. So I figured one of his famous quotes could fit good with this piece.. :)
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autism420 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oy vey, you goyim are getting so audacious! We children of Abraham have to stick together...
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