Richard Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

“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.”

“I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.”

“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.”

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

Dare to be naive.

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

“I am a passenger on the spaceship Earth.”

“I would say, then, that you are faced with a future in which education is going to be number one amongst the great world industries.”

Human beings were given a left foot and a right foot to make a mistake first to the left, then to the right, left again and repeat.

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