"I failed math twice, never fully grasping probability theory. I mean, first off, who cares if you pick a black ball or a white ball out of the bag? And second, if you're bent over about the color, don't leave it to chance. Look in the damn bag and pick the color you want." is a quote by the fictional bounty hunter Stephanie Plum; a character of American novelist Janet Evanovich (1943-). The quote is from the 2002 novel Hard Eight.