Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only that democracy become again democracy in action, not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.
Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 April 20, 1982) was an American poet, writer, and Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the modernist school of poetry.