Posted by Mikko on July 28, 2005
In Reply to: Re: posted by Victoria S Dennis on July 26, 2005
: : : : : : : Please tell me the meaning of this
: : : : : : : "There's more to the world than books you know, but not much more."
: : : : : : : Thanks
: : : : : : : Archana
: : : : : : I am looking foward to what Smokey Stover will post for this one!
: : : : : In an indirect way it means that reading enriches our lives, develops the imagination and our intellect.
: : : : : Reading is good for you, it enriches and makes one a better person.
: : : : That books are not quite all-important in this life: there are other things out there. (They come very close, but one can't live entirely through literature.)
: : : : OK, it's not Smokey Stover, but I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be...
: : : : DFG
: : : I think someone made a spelling error. It's V-I-C-T-O-R-I-A, not S-M-O-K-E-Y. She's better informed than Smokey, and better looking to boot. SS
: : Smokey meant to add that he thinks the original quotation was "There's more to life than books...." SS
: "better looking to boot"? Hang on to your illusions, boys and girls! (and I wouldn't know about better informed, either)(VSD)
This phrase "There's more to life than books, you know, but not much more" is from The Smiths song "Handsome Devil" (from the album "Hatful of Hollow", 1984).
I'm not sure if it's originally from Morrissey's pen. He does use some odd quotes in his lyrics, but it's the most "original" source I can find...