"There have always been and always will be people who simply exude sex (who breathe it, who sweat it) (...). The young Brando, Madonna, Cleopatra, Pam Grier, Valentino, Michelangelo's David (...). You can't fight that kind of marvellous indiscriminate power, for it is not always symmetry or beauty per se that does it (...) and there are no means by which you can gain it. Surely the oldest American sentence is relevant here, pertinent to matters economic, politic and romantic: you either got it or you don't".
in White Teeth, Zadie Smith