Stay at home in your mind. Don't recite other people's opinions. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
W. Somerset Maugham reciting quote

A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate, can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth.
— Frank Luntz

In third grade, I was taking tap-dance lessons, and about six weeks before the recital I wanted to quit. My mom said, 'No, you're going to stay with it.' Well, I did it, and I was bad, too! But my parents never let their kids walk away from something because it was too hard.
— Rebecca Lobo

Every writer is a frustrated actor who recites his lines in the hidden auditorium of his skull.
— reciting quotation by Rod Serling