Each of the arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.
— Eliza Farnham

While history offers us many stories worth telling, some belong to other people, who paid for them with their lives. We may retell their stories badly or well. We may embellish them or get them wrong. But we should not do so blithely, just as we should not scrawl slogans on other people's houses, or stride into their living rooms to replace the furniture. Thinking that we can is not novel history. It's novel morality, unworthy of artists and storytellers.
Carlin Romano embellish quote

People do ask, 'Are you going to embellish this stuff?' I wouldn't change any of my guitar parts.
— Joey Santiago

Creating characters is like throwing together ingredients for a recipe. I take characteristics I like and dislike in real people I know, or know of, and use them to embellish and define characters.
— Cassandra Clare

I use dancing to embellish, extend or enlarge upon an existing emotion.
— Gower Champion