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

After musing for some minutes, the old gentleman walked, with the same meditative face, into a back anteroom opening from the yard; and there, retiring into a corner, called up before his mind's eye a vast amphitheatre of faces over which a dusky curtain had hung for many years.
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It used to happen in villages and towns in China that they would have - I guess you'd call them beauty contests - where all of the women of a particular village or town would be seated behind these screens or curtains with only their feet showing.
— Lisa See

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

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