But he would "stay the course"Mit was his favorite motto.
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. originally published in "Die Neue Rundschau" 23 (Oct. and Nov. 1912). Death in Venice, ch. 2, p. 201, trans. by David Luke, Bantam Classic (1988).
This motto characterizes most succinctly the work ethic of Gustav Aschenbach, the novella's main protagonist.)
No construction stiff working overtime takes more stress and straining than we did just to stay high.
(Gus Van Sant, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Dan Yost. Bob Hughes (Matt Dillon), Drugstore Cowboy, voiceover explaining the rigors of drug life on the road (1989).
The film was adapted from autobiographical novel by convicted drug dealer James Fogle.)