This likely falls under the "inner dialogue" rule, but here it go's. If I look at a vase, and the vase says to me, "I was purchased as a last dich effort to spruce up this house." Quotation marks/no quotation marks? What do you guys think? Keep in mind: it is an inner thought. The fact that I would say "that its says something to me" is purely a point of description, and not actual speech.