"Absolutely unmixed attention is prayer."
"I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful."
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
-R Buckminster Fuller
"One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things."
"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
"I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace."
"We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down."
"The future is already here––it's just not evenly distributed"
"Happiness is not about more––it's about less"
-Anthony Douglas Williams
"We've multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life."
"We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness."
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
"In most large houses, the table furniture, the
cooking materials and utensils, the sink, and the eating-room, are at such distances apart, that half the time and strength is employed in walking back and forth to collect and return the articles used. "
"Une maison est une machine-à-habiter."