How do I punctuate a statement that a character is ordered to say in a future scenario?
I don't want to use speech marks because its not a quote or a dialogue. My thinking may be wrong though.
It's an instruction to say something in a future scenario.
We were told by the headmaster never to engage with bullies. If you are ever abused by them, say: Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
Here the statement in question is:
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.