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.
Behind the curtain's mystic fold The glowing future lies unrolled.
If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden, I'd draw the curtains.
There is someone who looks after us
from behind the curtain.
In truth we are not here, this is our shadow.
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.
When the curtain rises, the only thing that speaks is courage.
Joy and truth both have a way
of peeking through any dark curtain.
The curtains were made for moving Cause you know sometimes you're not always there
Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.
Bring down the curtain, the farce is over
Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
There's the fatigue that you have to forget about, because the red curtain still has to rise.
The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, And say what thou seest yond.
It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.
I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up.
A persistent breeze lifted the thin curtains, fluttering a few moments of tranquility into the turbulent day.
The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet, I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life. I can still see the first scene. The ballet was Divertimento No. 15
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.
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.
I would rather the man who presents something for my consideration subject me to a zephyr of truth and a gentle breeze of responsibility rather than blow me down with a curtain of hot wind.
An iron curtain has descended over Europe.
People look at me and go, 'You must have it made. You have girls. You have a great life. It's not true. I mean you pull the curtain away, and you see I'm just as insecure and neurotic and scared and vulnerable as anybody, you know.
To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
Let us draw the curtain of charity over the rest of this scene
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