Joan Burton Quotes
It was my track coach who turned my life around, so I'd like to have that same impact on kids in need.
Joan: But, Roland has been there every step of the way, making sacrifices for my career. Now it's time for me to support him and his dreams. I want to do this sir, for Roland, for my marriage and my family.
Michael: And I support that, wholeheartedly. And I would trade all these stars for one more day with Claudia Joy. I will miss you, but I will always be proud of you. Carry on Colonel.
Latasha: So I was wondering, where did that woman go?
Joan: Excuse me?
Latasha: The Colonel Joan I knew understood the pressures military families are under. She would never make a mother feel small because her boy got into a little trouble.
Joan: A little trouble?
Latasha: I don't make light of what our boys did, and they deserved to be punished and they are being punished. But they're boys and they're not going to act right all the time.
Joan: I need you to believe in me.
Roland: I do.
Some hero. I was only gone two weeks.
Frank: You know, sometimes I think our spouses have it harder than we do.
Joan: How's that?
Frank: We're the ones who leave.
Roland: We're not supposed to wear any black. Claudia Joy wanted us to celebrate her life.
Joan: Call it whatever you want, there are going to be a lot of tears.
These endless deployments, they take any little problem at work and they make it a thousand times worse. I see it every day.
Bottom line is, ain't nobody gettin' what you got but me!
Joan: I can't believe our son brought that into our house.
Joan: He traded his desserts for it.
Roland: I've been trying to look at this through his eyes, ya know? What would I do if I found out I had an 11 year old son?
Joan: You would do what's best for the child.
Roland: I would want to meet him, Joan. It's human nature.
Joan: I do know a lot of officers who think gays undermine the war effort. I work for one.
Joan: Oh yeah. A couple years ago, General Clark spoke out about lifting the ban.