Buckminster Fuller Quotes

Most popular Buckminster Fuller Quotes

Dare to be naive.
— Buckminster Fuller

imagination

Don't fight forces, use them.
— Buckminster Fuller
Love is metaphysical gravity.
— Buckminster Fuller

love

Truth is completely spontaneous. Lies have to be taught.
— Buckminster Fuller
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.

Activism

God, to me, it seems,
is a verb
not a noun
proper or improper.

God

God, to me, it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
— Buckminster Fuller

religion

The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
— Buckminster Fuller

environment

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
— Buckminster Fuller

technology

I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented.
— Buckminster Fuller

creativity progress

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
— Buckminster Fuller

faith

I call intuition cosmic fishing.  You feel a nibble, then you've got to hook the fish.

intuition

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth - an instruction book didn't come with it.
— Buckminster Fuller

earth

I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process — an integral function of Universe.
— Buckminster Fuller

the self

We should stop kidding ourselves. We should let go of things that aren't true. It's always better with the truth.
— Buckminster Fuller

truth

For at least 2,000,000 years men have been reproducing and multiplying on a little automated spaceship called earth.
— Buckminster Fuller

civilization

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

earth

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

excellence

Since the initial publication of the charged electromagnetic spectrum, humans learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear...is less than one millionth of reality.
— Buckminster Fuller

reality

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
— 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.
— Buckminster Fuller

reality