R. Buckminister Fuller Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

15 Geodesic Facts About Buckminster Fuller | Mental Floss

Facebook of all places lead me to the genius of this bridge builder. Buckminster Fuller is a polymath in his own right was known as a futurist by most which I feel underrated. Achieving so much in a lifetime, the architect, writer, systems theorist, designer and much more is a man of character that should be looked back on in history. Reminded of Jacque Fresco trying to achieve similar goals, this is a leader I would follow in his ambition of a ‘Starship Earth’.

  • 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. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • 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. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Those who play with the devil’s toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • 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. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Love is metaphysical gravity. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • I look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn’t. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Dictators never invent their own opportunities. R. Buckminster Fuller
  • 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. R. Buckminster Fuller

Publishing more than 30 books, this is a personality worth consuming. Excited to check out some interviews as well, why were there such more philosophers in the 20th century more than any period of time? I much more enjoy these more modern thinkers than the Greeks and various individuals from around the world.

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