Quotes by: R. Buckminster Fuller
||Richard Buckminster Fuller
July 12, 1895
||July 1, 1983
Los Angeles, United States
||Harvard University (attended)
||Designer, author, inventor
||Anne Hewlett (m. 1917)
The most important thing about Spaceship Earth - an instruction book didn't come with it.
People should think things out fresh and not just accept conventional terms and the conventional way of doing things.
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.
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
One in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a wage.
How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
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.
If you are the master be sometimes blind, if you are the servant be sometimes deaf.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
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.
I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.