R. Buckminster Fuller - Quotes

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Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.

Don't fight forces, use them.

Don't fight forces, use them.

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody. ---->>>

Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable. ---->>>

Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword. ---->>>

When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. ---->>>

Integrity is the essence of everything successful. ---->>>

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.

I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.

Love is metaphysical gravity. ---->>>

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist. ---->>>

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.

How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.

People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things. ---->>>

God is a verb, not a noun.

God is a verb, not a noun.

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking. ---->>>

You can never learn less, you can only learn more. ---->>>

What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities. ---->>>

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.

Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them. ---->>>

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference. ---->>>

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.

By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties. ---->>>

The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual. ---->>>

Tension is the great integrity. ---->>>

Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices. ---->>>

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes, vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery. ---->>>

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

Either war is obsolete, or men are. ---->>>

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth - an instruction book didn't come with it. ---->>>

Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.

Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering.

God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper. ---->>>

Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't. ---->>>

Truth is a tendency.

Truth is a tendency.

Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead. ---->>>

If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf. ---->>>

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it. ---->>>

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words. ---->>>

Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune. ---->>>

Here is God's purpose - for God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper. ---->>>

Tombs are the clothes of the dead and a grave is a plain suit; while an expensive monument is one with embroidery. ---->>>

Man knows so much and does so little.

Man knows so much and does so little.

Dictators never invent their own opportunities. ---->>>

My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted. ---->>>

War is the ultimate tool of politics. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: July 12, 1895
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States
Die: 07-01, 1983
Occupation: Inventor
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Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (; July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983) was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, and popularized the widely known geodesic dome (wikipedia)