Luck or chance is fortune (whether bad or good) which occurs beyond one's control, without regard to one's will, intention, or desired result. There are at least two senses people usually mean when they use the term, the prescriptive sense and the descriptive sense. In the prescriptive sense, luck is a supernatural and deterministic concept that there are forces (e.g. gods or spirits) which prescribe that certain events occur very much the way laws of physics will prescribe that certain events occur. It is the prescriptive sense that people mean when they say they "do not believe in luck". In the descriptive sense, luck is a word people give after the occurrence of events which they find to be fortuitous or unfortuitous, and maybe improbable.
Cultural views of luck vary from perceiving luck as a matter of random chance to attributing to such explanations of faith or superstition. For example, the Romans believed in the embodiment of luck as the goddess Fortuna, while the philosopher Daniel Dennett believes that "luck is mere luck" rather than a property of a person or thing.
Lucky symbols are popular worldwide and take many forms.
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Famous quotes containing the word luck:
“When youre outa luck in this mans country, you certainly are outa luck.”
—John Dos Passos (18961970)
“These things do not happen by chance. There is much less luck in public affairs than some suppose.”
—Calvin Coolidge (18721933)
“Its good luck when you move in to begin
With good luck with your stovepipe. Never mind,
Its not so bad in the country, settled down,
When peoplere getting on in life. Youll like it.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)