Who the hell is Buckminster Fuller?

Richard Buckminster Fuller known as Bucky was a legendary architect, designer and inventor.

Books by Buckminster Fuller

Quotes by Buckminster Fuller

“A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.”

Buckminster Fuller

“Either war is obsolete or men are.”

Buckminster Fuller

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

Buckminster Fuller

“Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.”

Buckminster Fuller

“Geniuses are just people who had good mothers.”

Buckminster Fuller

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

Buckminster Fuller

“Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing – after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked.”

Buckminster Fuller

“I just invent. Then I wait until man comes around to needing what I’ve invented.”

Buckminster Fuller

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

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“I’m not a genius. I’m just a tremendous bundle of experience.”

Buckminster Fuller

“If success or failure of this planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do – how would I be? What would I do?”

Buckminster Fuller

“If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don’t bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a tool, the use of which will lead to new ways of thinking.”

Buckminster Fuller

“Man knows so much and does so little.”

Buckminster Fuller

“Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn’t.”

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

Buckminster Fuller

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

Buckminster Fuller

“Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it.”

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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.”

Buckminster Fuller

“Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is quite staggering.”

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

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“The minute you begin to do what you want to do, it’s a different kind of life.”

Buckminster Fuller

“The most important thing to teach your children is that the sun does not rise and set. It is the Earth that revolves around the sun.”

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“The primary purpose for government is to be a vehicle for the rich to get their hands into our pockets.”

Buckminster Fuller

“The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow.”

Buckminster Fuller

“The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.”

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

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“Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.”

Buckminster Fuller

“What can I do? I'm just a little guy.”

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“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.”

Buckminster Fuller

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Buckminster Fuller