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Tombs are the clothes of the dead.
by 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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God is a verb, not a noun.
- 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

Truth is a tendency.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

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

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

Love is metaphysical gravity.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tension is the great integrity.
- 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

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

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

Here is God's purpose - for 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

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

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

Dictators never invent their own opportunities.
- 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

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

A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
- 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

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

After great pain, a formal feeling comes.
The Nerves sit ceremonious, like tombs.
- Emily Dickinson

Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum.
- Robert Smithson

Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs,
and even from these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.
- Herman Melville

I will announce some of the tombs I found next to the great pyramid of Khufu.
One is an intact tomb that I have not opened yet.
- Zahi Hawass

Now the Tombs, like the name says, are so horrible
that they had to close it down.
Today it doesn't exist and people go in the electric chair and all that.
- Gregory Corso

I found in one of the tombs an inscription saying,
'If you touch my tomb, you will be eaten by a crocodile and hippopotamus.'
It doesn't mean the hippo will eat you,
it means the person really wanted his tomb to be protected.
- Zahi Hawass

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous

Clothes make the man.
Naked people have little or no influence on society.
- Mark Twain

I don't spend much money on clothes;
I never did.
- Lauren Hutton

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

And you know, the baby boomers are getting older,
and those off the rack clothes are just not fitting right any longer,
and so, tailor-made suits are coming back into fashion.
- Amy Irving

Do not trouble yourself much
to get new things, whether clothes or friends...
Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Diets, like clothes, should be tailored to you.
- Joan Rivers


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