Buckminster Fuller Quotes (124 quotes)
“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.”
Original: "Nothing in a single-frame picture of a caterpillar tells you it is going to transform into a butterfly. There is nothing in a single-frame picture of a butterfly with spread wings to tell you it can fly or is flying." From: "Cosmography: a posthumous scenario for the future of humanity" (1992 edition), p. 41 - ISBN: 9780025418509
“Politicians are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers.”
As quoted in Synergetics Dictionary : The Mind of Buckminster Fuller (1986) by E. J. Applewhite
“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.”
Your Private Sky: Discourse (2001 edition), p. 301
“Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.”
In Playboy Magazine, 1972. As quoted in: "Says who?: a guide to the quotations of the century" (Longman, 1988) by Jonathon Green, p. 319
As quoted by Robert Anton Wilson in Maybe Logic - The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson (2003)
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Born: July 12, 1895
Died: July 1, 1983 (aged 87)
Occupation: Inventor, designer, author
Bio: Richard Buckminster Bucky Fuller was an American systems theorist, architect, engineer, author, designer, inventor, and futurist.