Thanks to David Kanigan I now know the source of a quote that I have been listening to for nearly 30 years:

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.

The source is said to be the last words of the Blackfoot Chief Crowfoot. The full quote is as follows:

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

How wonderful is that?

I have lived with those first words for so long, used brilliantly by the late Pete Namlook. It is such a great feeling to finally be able to place them.

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