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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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kdog566 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
All the worlds a stage and all the men and women merle players, they have there exits and entrances and one man in his times play many parts, his acts sings of an ages.

~Dr. Henger Killenger
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kdog566 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
typoOops!   ~Dr. Henry Killenger
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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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Fesoferbex Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
um...
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wizarte-magic Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
This is Dope!
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Habbex Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
lovely piece of artwork, well done I'm gonna give you a fav on this one .
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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PersianArcher Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great work man!
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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muck1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Isn't the symbolism a little bit... thick? Unimpressed
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well yeah, it's a lot of symbolism in one piece. But that was sort of my point, to make it super obvious.. not the most "estethic" painting I've ever done. But then again that wasn't really my point with it.. Thanks for commenting! :)
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chjapa Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Even thicker would be better. To wake those sleeping sometimes an extremely hard slap is necessary. Like, instead of oil have blood flowing from the top, blood in the debauchka's martini glass.
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Revolucci Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) awesome piece...
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Revolucci Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) my pleasure
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daStig177 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This wiretapping scandal we have going on in America is so pathetic.  It's almost like we're still in the Cold War.  But frankly, the way things are happening right now, I stay we still are.
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
we sure are!
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daStig177 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Reagan didn't end it, he just took the whole thing down a notch.  Obama's ratcheting it back up one notch at a time.  It will be interesting, inspiring, and frightening to see where this leads.
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not sure if I'd agree with "inspiring" but yeah.. we'll see where it all leads eventually...
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daStig177 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, dunno what I was thinking when I was typing that either lol.  I guess we will...
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hehe :)
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deradevil4 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We wear masks to hide the ugly truth from the world and from ourselves, we live just to find a reason to live or just a lie to keep on living, we strive , we fight ,we survive to find something to fill the gap in our hears, some fill it with sweet lies, some others just just leave it empty waiting for the true piece, some others just find something temporary and others crumble.
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thomaswievegg Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely put, I sort of agree with that. I feel it's like a cultural predisposition. Which means 99% of all people don't even realize what you just mentioned.
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