Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I'd draw the curtains.
Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.
There is someone who looks after us
from behind the curtain.
In truth we are not here, this is our shadow.
Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.
I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up.
It's a curse - this not wanting to look on naked realities. Until the war, life was never more real to me than a shadow show on a curtain. And I preferred it so. I do not like the outlines of things to be too sharp. I like them gently blurred, a little hazy.
A persistent breeze lifted the thin curtains, fluttering a few moments of tranquility into the turbulent day.
An iron curtain has descended over Europe.
But Nature cast me for the part she found me best fitted for, and I have had to play it, and must play it till the curtain falls.
I've had some of the best craft services on independent movies, actually, because they get more creative, generally, with a smaller budget. The work is still the same. I didn't really notice the difference other than I was getting dressed behind a curtain, basically.
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
Blow the dust off the clock. Your watches are behind the times. Throw open the heavy curtains which are so dear to you - you do not even suspect that the day has already dawned outside.
Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.
With Hitchcock I had little relationship. I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann, his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain, after the bitter fight between them.
If you travel to the States... they have a lot of different words than like what we use. For instance: they say 'elevator', we say 'lift'; they say 'drapes', we say 'curtains'; they say 'president', we say 'seriously deranged git.'
Once the curtain is raised, the actor is ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third.
I never went to business school. I was just bumbling through a lot of my life. I was like the guy behind the curtain in The Wizard of Oz.
When we went on the air, I didn't want to be interrupted for an act-one curtain.
The horrors of the Second World War, the chilling winds of the Cold War and the crushing weight of the Iron Curtain are little more than fading memories. Ideals that once commanded great loyalty are now taken for granted.
From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard.
My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down.
This scepticism is the same scepticism I heard a generation ago in the USSR when few thought that a democratic transformation behind the iron curtain was possible.
At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity.
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