"Perhaps nothing is so akin to the mysterious and stirring condition that we call falling in love, as that mystic expectancy of miraculous intervention and of benevolent and unexpected happenings which come to all men at certain psychological moments and forms the foundation of the human belief in magic. There is a desire in every one of us to escape from routine and certainty, and it can be said, without exaggeration, that to most men nothing is so cheerless and oppressive than the rigidity and determination with which the world runs; and nothing more repugnant than the cold truths of science, which express and emphasize the determination of reality. Even the most sceptical at times rebel against the inevitable causal chain, which excludes the supernatural, and, with it, all the gifts of chance and good fortune. Love, gambling and magic have a great deal in common."
-Bronislaw Malinowski,The Sexual Life of Savages