"May the Force and all its attendant acceleration vectors be with you."
"The Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, where the faculty are good looking, the staff are strong, and all the students are above average." (paraphrased from Garrison Keillor)
"Starting talks is usually easy... it is finishing them that gives people trouble!”
On figuring a problem out "We usually do."
"Of course there are people in my department I like and others I do not. My goal is that no one will ever be able to tell the difference in how I treat them."
"They are called retreats because rarely is progress made."