My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back.
As quoted in The Defiant Imagination : Why Culture Matters (2004) by Max Wyman, p. 85
Rome est tombeé.Louis Riel
We may be a small community and a Half-breed community at that — but we are men, free and spirited men, and we will not allow even the Dominion of Canada to trample on our rights.Louis Riel
I have nothing but my heart and I have given it long ago to my country.Louis Riel
Deeds are not accomplished in a few days, or in a few hours. A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time.Louis Riel
We must cherish our inheritance. We must preserve our nationality for the youth of our future. The story should be written down to pass on.Louis Riel