Here is what I have right now. one of my MCs is having an emotional breakdown over the other MC. A certain ways through, he recalls something the other MC told him. Is it ok to use italics to mark the line of dialogue that the MC is remembering? After all the stuff I've read on the internet about writing, I'm having a hard time trying to figure out where its usage is appropriate, and where it isn't. Not that it's that hard, it's just when it comes to things like this. Example of my usage: ...He recalled Izzy's words from breakfast that morning: “Honestly, when I think of that night, it makes everything seem alright, you know? Like spending that time with you somehow made up for the pain.” Remembering this brought him to tears.