Quotes by Richard Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster Fuller

Richard Buckminster Fuller

American poet, philosopher and inventor

Alive from: 1895-1983

Category: Philosophers | Science | Poets (Contemporary) | CountryDuits

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    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.
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    Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment.... Humanity is in 'final exam' as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe
    Source: Critical Path (1981)
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    While no politician or political system can ever afford to yield understandably and enthusiastically to their adversaries and opposers, all politicians can and will yield enthusiastically to the computers safe flight-controlling capabilities in bringing all of humanity in for a happy landing.
    Source: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)
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    You can't learn less.
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    You have to decide whether you want to make money or make sense, because the two are mutually exclusive.
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    You may very appropriately want to ask me how we are going to resolve the ever-acceleratingly dangerous impasse of world-opposed politicians and ideological dogmas. I answer, it will be resolved by the computer.
    Source: Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (1963)
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    There is room enough indoors in New York City for the whole 1963 world's population to enter, with room enough inside for all hands to dance the twist in average nightclub proximity.
    Source: Prime Design (May 1960), later published in The Buckminster Fuller Reader (1970) edited by James Meller
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