Taking a class with her is a lot like having your mother as a professor.
"How many bodies are there?"
"This is a fairly broken instruction apparatus designed to take out the instructor's head"
"What I want to know from you is how many conservation laws did he break?" --Prof. Sparks, on Michael Jordan's activities in above-mentioned cartoon.
Geoff Romer: "but the proton has a magnetic dipole moment!" (minute of silence) Sparks: "That was an interesting statement."
"This is the wallpaper you can get for your kids if you don't want them to grow up to be scientists." - Discussing [this image], which she used on her optics slides for E&M.
"The least they could do is get the colors right...and look at the butterflies in the interstellar medium!"