Someone went by the Rebbe and
said "I have a one and only
request, that Moshiach should
Rebbe: This is the first time that I met a Jew, whose only request is that Moshiach should come. (21 Av - 5750)
Rabbi Shmuel Butman - chairman of the International campaign to bring Moshiach showed the Rebbe a shirt on which "Moshiach is on the way" was imprinted. Butman told the Rebbe that they made 2000 shirts.
Rebbe: If you will give one to me, then you will be left with 1999, please leave one here. (24 AV - 5751)
A reporter asked the Rebbe if the Rebbe has a message to give over to the readers of his paper.
Rebbe: Write about the coming of Moshiach.
Reporter: When is he coming?
Rebbe: Write about the preparations for his arrival.
Reporter: But when is he coming?
Rebbe: When will he come - that is up to him to decide, however what each of us has to do, is to add in Inyonei Torah & Mitzvos and this will hasten his arrival, and Hashem should bless you.(24 Av 5751)