Quotation Explorer - 'R. Buckminster Fuller'

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. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction. - R. Buckminster Fuller
I think I am a verb. - R. Buckminster Fuller
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. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Humans beings always do the most intelligent thing…after they’ve tried every stupid alternative and none of them have worked - R. Buckminster Fuller
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. - R. Buckminster Fuller
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.... - R. Buckminster Fuller
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Either war is obsolete or men are. - R. Buckminster Fuller
God is a verb. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Now there is one outstandingly important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction book came with it. - R. 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? - R. Buckminster Fuller
The universe is non-simultaneously apprehended - R. Buckminster Fuller
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Dare to be naive. - R. 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. - R. Buckminster Fuller
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them. - 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
Integrity is the essence of everything successful. - R. Buckminster Fuller
When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. - R. Buckminster Fuller
I am the only guinea pig I have. - R. Buckminster Fuller
You never change things by fighting the existing reality.To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. - R. Buckminster Fuller
The point is that racism is the product of tribalism and ignorance and both are falling victim to communications and world-around literacy - R. Buckminster Fuller
The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it's really a different kind of life. - R. Buckminster Fuller
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