So much to do

Posted by Henry on January 24, 2004

In Reply to: "So Many Women -- So Little Time!" posted by WordCrafter on January 24, 2004

: : This phrase must be from the period after the birth control pill -- but maybe not! Does anyone know?

: :::: Maybe after the birth control pill, but certainly before Viagra. Related phrase perhaps -- the mind is strong but the flesh is weak.

It's a humourous extension of;
So many worlds, so much to do
So little done, such things to be.
From Tennyson, In Memoriam, 1850

This has also been made famous as the last words attributed to;
So little done, so much to do. - Cecil Rhodes, died 1902
So little done, So much to do. - Alexander Graham Bell, died 1922