Richard Buckminster Fuller Quotes (33 quotations)

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1. A self-balancing, 28-jointed adaptor-based biped; an electro-chemical reduction plant, integral with segregated stowages of special energy extracts in storage batteries, for subsequent actuation of thousands of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, with motors attached; 62,000 miles of capillaries.... - Richard Buckminster Fuller

2. By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

3. Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and reexperience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences - "which is the mostest? which is the leastest?" They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: the heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

4. Dare to be naive. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

5. Either war is obsolete or men are. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

6. Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

7. Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

8. God is a verb, not a noun. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

9. God is a verb. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

10. God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

11. Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

12. I am convinced all of humanity is born with more gifts than we know. Most are born geniuses and just get de-geniused rapidly. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

13. I am the only guinea pig I have. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

14. I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

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

16. I think I am a verb. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

17. 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. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

18. Love is metaphysical gravity. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

19. Man knows so much and does so little. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

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

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

22. Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

23. Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

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

25. Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction. - Richard Buckminster Fuller

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