In memory of R. Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller
July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983
From his last in-depth interview 3-16-83.
Published as part of his obituary in
Your ideas have not always been well received, and there have been some very
difficult times in your personal life. In these times of adversity, what has kept you going?
Really one thing – love. It’s that terribly serious thing, love. Which you feel for your
mother and your wife and the other people around you. I say that radiation is
inherently disintegrative; it comes apart. Gravity is inherently integrative; it pulls
together. And to me, there’s a good possibility that love is what I’d call metaphysical
gravity. It really holds everything together. In my sense of the most awful times of
my life, there was still that love there. I knew a lot of people loved me.