Buckminster Fuller

American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor

Lived from: 1895-1983

Category: Science | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Buckminster Fuller

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    A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
    Source: Your Private Sky: Discourse (2001)
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    A pattern has an integrity independent of the medium by virtue of which you have received the information that it exists. Each of the chemical elements is a pattern integrity. Each individual is a pattern integrity. The pattern integrity of the human individual is evolutionary and not static.
    Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975) Pattern Integrity 505.201
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    A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
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    Are you spontaneously enthusiastic about everyone having everything you can have?
    Source: Critical Path (1981)
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    By 2000, politics will simply fade away. We will not see any political parties.
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    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: they heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart.
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    Controlled time is our true wealth.
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    Dear reader, traditional human power structures and their reign of darkness are about to be rendered obsolete.
    Source: Cosmography (1992)
  • Richard Buckminster Fuller
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    Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
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    Don't fight forces, use them.
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    Every child is born a genius.
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    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.
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    Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
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    For at least 2,000,000 years men have been reproducing and multiplying on a little automated spaceship called earth.
    Source: The Prospect for Humanity, Saturday Review, 29 August 1964
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    Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
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