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A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
by R. Buckminster Fuller

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

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. 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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

 

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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You uncover what is,
when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't fight forces, use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

If humanity does not opt for integrity we are through completely.
It is absolutely touch and go.
Each one of us could make the difference.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I'm not a genius.
I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

God is a verb, not a noun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Man knows so much and does so little.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Those who play with the devil's toys
will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding spaceship earth,
and that is that no instruction book came with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

Tombs are the clothes of the dead.
A grave is a plain suit;
while an expensive monument is one with embroidery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

How often I found where I should be going
only by setting out for somewhere else.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

War is the ultimate tool of politics.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Either war is obsolete, or men are.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients
in hordes to their knees;
Just give me a home,
in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tension is the great integrity.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Here is God's purpose - for God, to me,
it seems, is a verb not a noun, proper or improper.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Search others for their virtue, and yourself for your vices.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You can never learn less, you can only learn more.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

By 2000, politics will simply fade away.
We will not see any political parties.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

My ideas have undergone a process
of emergence by emergency.
When they are needed badly enough,
they are accepted.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Most of my advances were by mistake.
You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes,
vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively
powerful because of their ability to remain invisible
while operating behind the national scenery.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We are not going to be able
to operate our Spaceship Earth
successfully nor for much longer
unless we see it as a whole spaceship
and our fate as common.
It has to be everybody or nobody.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple:
providing space at the right cost.
- Harry von Zell

A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes.
- Edith Head

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This is what I like about being a designer:
You can't really get it until you see it.
- Isaac Mizrahi

A good designer must rely on experience,
on precise, logic thinking; and on pedantic exactness.
No magic will do.
- Niklaus Wirth

Playing a fashion designer could be the bane of my
existence because I am married to a fashion designer.
- Lori Loughlin

No designer has really wowed me yet,
I'm into other people's recommendations when it comes to fashion.
- Shawn Ashmore

As a designer, you have to solve a lot of problems.
Even though people are wearing clothes that are supposed to look beautiful,
they'll have to do all kinds of things.
- Colleen Atwood

Whether it was working on theatre sets or stage lighting,
I didn't realize most all of the skills I was exposed
to were going to come in handy later on when I became a designer.
- Douglas Wilson

I am so excited to extend myself behind the scenes as a designer and to -
as my father puts it -
finally have a real job.
- Lady Gaga

We've had the same set designer and the same crew in many cases since 1972.
- Mink Stole

Providing, meaning to a mass of unrelated needs,
ideas, words and pictures - it is the designer's job
to select and fit this material together and make it interesting.
- Paul Rand

I trained as a designer, so I'm always terribly keen
about what I'm going to look like.
- Judi Dench

I think I can make an entirely new game experience,
and if I can't do it, some other game designer will.
- Shigeru Miyamoto

Never in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea
that I would become a fashion designer.
- Giorgio Armani

The designer of my Emmy gown is donating my gown to
the charity for an auction.
- Maria Menounos

The engineer, and more generally the designer,
is concerned with how things ought to be -
how they ought to be in order to attain goals,
and to function.
- Herbert Simon

But I'm not crazy about the designers like Prada and Gucci.
I hate going into designer stores.
- Samantha Mumba

I dropped out of school for a semester,
transferred to another college, switched to an art major,
graduated, got married, and for a while worked as a graphic designer.
- James Green Somerville

I was into Barbie and designer jeans.
- Carson Kressley

For each episode the five of us are all wearing clothes by the same designer.
It's a different designer for each episode,
but for each one we're all wearing their clothes.
- Ted Allen


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