Quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller

Designer as emerging synthesis

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.

Build a new model

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

Pollution unharvested resources

Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value.

Right technology - wrong reasons

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

Beautiful solutions

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.