"German never bought raffle tickets or lottery tickets or entered any sort of contest. She believed fully in luck but had her own theory about it. She believed luck chose you: it came to you but you could never go to it or win it or seduce it. Luck was stubborn, picky, and frequently recalcitrant if you bugged it too much with requests. It was the prettiest girl at the ball who could have her pick of partners. Woe to the boy stupid or vain enough to walk up and _ask_ her to dance."
- Jonathan Carroll, The Ghost in Love