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Curtain Quotes

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To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

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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.
- Natan Sharansky

But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played
a very significant role in maintaining the momentum
of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
- Joseph Rotblat

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic,
an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
- Winston Churchill

 

I had a jeep made up for Michael, and he would take it on tour,
and he would hide behind it, like a curtain.
- Rick Dees

Hurried and worried until we're buried,
and there's no curtain call, Lifes a very funny proposition after all.
- George M. Cohan

Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
- Lucy Maud Montgomery

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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.
- Maurice Jarre

I always stayed for the first curtain call and people always said,
'Who's that?' But this got me started in acting.
- James Stewart

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.
- David Geffen

There's the fatigue that you have to forget about,
because the red curtain still has to rise.
- Mireille Mathieu

There's no twilight in the tropics.
Night falls like a curtain.
- Waldemar Young

A good essay must have this permanent quality about it;
it must draw its curtain round us,
but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.
- Virginia Woolf

I don't display my plaques and honors.
They are hidden behind a black curtain in my work room at home.
- John Cameron

When the curtain falls, the best thing an actor can do is to go away.
- Harold MacMillan

It's not scary to make a horror film because you get
to pull back the curtain and see that none of it's real.
When you're watching one, the terror bombards you.
- Josh Hartnett

One blob of red in the wrong place and the audience
isn't looking at the hero,
they're looking at a patch of curtain (or something
similar) and your whole effect is lost.
- Terence Fisher

My greatest trouble is getting the curtain up and down.
- T. S. Eliot

One of the few things in dance to match the Royal Ballet's
curtain calls is the Royal Ballet's dancing.
- Clive Barnes

God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies
of America to give us probably what we deserve.
- Jerry Falwell

Curtain!
Fast music!
Light!
Ready for the last finale!
Great!
The show looks good, the show looks good!
- Florenz Ziegfeld

Conscience is the window of our spirit,
evil is the curtain.
- Douglas Horton

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.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

When we went on the air, I didn't want to be interrupted for an act-one curtain.
- Norman Lear

Who has not sat before his own heart's curtain? It lifts:
and the scenery is falling apart.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain.
- James Russell Lowell

You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater.
You sit down.
The lights go down and the curtain goes up.
And you're in another world.
- Robert Caro

On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds-
a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky,
which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains.
It was a fatality!
- Jules Verne

I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions -
the curtain was up.
- Groucho Marx

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.
- Robert Caro

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.
- Edwin Booth

The critic leaves at curtain fall To find,
in starting to review it, He scarcely saw the play
at all For starting to review it.
- E. B. White

Why do we need to wait until somebody sells 10 million
records to give people a show like that? What about us smaller,
hungry folk? At least gimme a curtain!
- Angie Stone

Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain -
there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up -
and we start.
And I live this character for two hours.
There are only two of us in the play.
And It's a complete experience.
- Eli Wallach

He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his,
and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting,
a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what -
after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods.
- Kate Chopin

We didn't know anything about comedy duos -
Abbot and Costello,
Martin and Lewis - we didn't know anything about that.
Kim Fields showed us a tape of Martin and Lewis and
their old shows and they come through the curtain so
we started doing research on them.
- Kel Mitchell

I wrote somewhere during the Cold War that I sometimes
wish the Iron Curtain were much taller than it is,
so that you could see whether the development of science
with no communication was parallel on the two sides.
In this case it certainly wasn't.
- Thomas Gold

There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager.
The first comes when the curtain goes up The second
sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster,
and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again.
- Rudolf Bing

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.
- Jennifer Beals

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.
- John Stamos

The road passed through a curtain of pine forest and came out on a flat,
rolling snow field.
In this field the sprawled or bunched bodies of Germans lay thick,
like some dark shapeless vegetable.
- Martha Gellhorn

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.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition
to that which they do when they appear,
smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up.
Giving a performance is the least of their worries.
- Florenz Ziegfeld

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.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

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.
- Grover Cleveland

Believe me, it jabs you.
When you're on the side of buses and New York loves you,
you love to go out there every night.
It's like a race.
Curtain opens, out you go, and New York is yours.
- Angela Lansbury

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.
- Maria Callas

You could get in rehearsals, pre-production,
anything that would actually contribute to the understanding of how a film gets made.
I actually find those things increase people's interest
in a movie and like that better than worrying about
showing the tricks behind the curtain.
- Jay Roach

I always liked the magic of poetry but now I'm just
starting to see behind the curtain of even the best poets,
how they've used, tried and tested craft to create the illusion.
Wonderful feeling of exhilaration to finally be there.
- David Knopfler

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.
- Kate Chopin

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.
- John Steinbeck

The curtains would open and it would be just her standing in some ludicrous pose,
like Aphrodite.
- Lesley-Anne Down

You had to make sure that the tone of your dress was
not the same tone as the curtains,
for instance.
- Julie Harris

If Everton were playing down the bottom of my garden,
I'd draw the curtains.
- Bill Shankly

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers,
my books attain a collective dignity.
- E. M. Forster

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through
windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy
motions lovers seasons run?
- John Donne

It's like a cast of actors; you're all working together
closely under pressure to produce something everyday.
And when we put up an issue, it's like the curtains opening on a new play.
I really like that daily sense of surprise.
- David Talbot

I have always found it difficult to wait for things -
whether it was to see my father or sailor brother,
Alan, again after their long sea trips,
or the chance of a better job, or even new curtains.
- Anna Neagle

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.'
- Alexei Sayle

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.
- Alexander Solzehnitsyn

It's just an ice bucket with a bottle in it.
The two flute glasses are little tray.
I got to shut the curtains.
I'm in my boxer shorts and shirt.
I'm going to take a bath and go to bed.
But I want to shut the blinds so it's really dark in the room.
- Danny DeVito

And when an architect has designed a house with large windows,
which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight
into these very deep houses,
then curtains come to play a big role in architecture.
- Arne Jacobsen

It was like falling off a building and suddenly,
bang, you hit the bottom.
The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home.
I was taking down some curtains.
I took one step, turned around, took another step and
then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine.
- Jonah Lomu

The first time it felt really dangerous,
like the sort of thing you had to lock the doors and
close the curtains on because if anybody saw you,
God would strike you down with a thunderbolt.
But I took to it like a duck to water.
- Jamie Muir

In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin


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