I was wondering what the correct method was for a character repeating dialogue and a character reading aloud from something—e.g, a book. For example, when a character repeats what another character has just said, is it put in the other speech marks or is it italicized? Here's an example of what I mean: Character 1: ‘Not in the slightest. Personally, I find typical good looks to be rather dull.' Character 2: ‘Oh, come off it yourself, Charlie. “Not in the slightest”, he says.' or is it: ‘Oh, come off it yourself, Charlie. Not in the slightest, he says.' I always have trouble with this; especially when it comes to knowing where the comma should be put, if before the double speech marks or after, and what to do if the repeated dialogue or passage from something ends the sentence.