1. "He had seen how people came a cropper by giving way to impulse. It was to his judiciousness, at every turn, that he owed the fact that nothing terrible had ever happened to him."
- Shirley Hazzard, The Transit of Venus
2. " sounded almost as if he were mad at John. Only why would he be? John had done the right thing. He’d explained about the Furies. What did you expect? Have you gotten to the part about the reward your father is offering for information leading to your safe return, Miss Oliviera? My gaze flicked down the page. I wanted to throw up. One million dollars? My dad’s company, one of the largest providers in the world of products and services to the oil, gas, and military industries, was valued at several hundred times that. That cheapskate. This was all so very, very bad. One million dollars is a lot of money to most people. Mr. Smith said, with a strong emphasis on most people. He still had that odd note in his voice. Though I recognize that money may mean little to a resident of the Underworld. So I’d caution you to use judiciousness, wherever it is that you’re going, as there are many people on this island who’ll be more than willing to turn you in for only a small portion of that reward money. I"
- Meg Cabot, Underworld