"I just invent, then wait until man comes around to needing what I've invented."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."R. Buckminster Fuller on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."R. Buckminster Fuller on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."R. Buckminster Fuller on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."R. Buckminster Fuller on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."R. Buckminster Fuller on John F. Kennedy
"Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering."
"Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well but their manners should be of the greatest concern."
"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'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience."
"Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking."