Quotes from Joan Ark
"A couple of years ago I ran in the LA Marathon."
"I didn't even know Michele before we started the show but we became great friends, and still are."
"I had been doing plays in New York and on a whim we packed up and moved West, I started doing commercials and plays and guest star spots on TV and one thing led to another and I got Knots Landing."
"I loved every minute of being Val but as I said before there were other acting muscles in my body that I wanted to use."
"I need to run every day. If I don't I feel cheated."
"I never ever ran with anyone on Knots."
"I still want to do a comedy series."
"I want to play trailer trash; I swear to God."
"I'm Presbyterian and I don't go to church very much."
"It was understood that when I left to do the pilot that I wasn't coming back."
"Joan of Arc is my namesake. I played her character while still in my teens, at a music festival held at the University of Colorado in Boulder."
"Knots was about the relationships that were built over many years."
"Maybe some of my quest for success comes from Joan of Arc but there's no conscious part of Catholicism in my life."
"My brother Mark still lives in the house we grew up in."
"Running is a great way to relieve stress and clear the mind."
"Running is my church."
"So I had all the names, three names, and that's good to have on a soap."
"The spine or the beginning of the series was Gary and Val, coming over from Dallas, so maybe there should have been more Lucy."
"They wanted to make her less rural, less of a cartoon. Not that Southern woman are cartoonish - they're the strongest women in this country, but with Val they wanted to take the stereotypical things out."
"When I become the village idiot, or at least, it starts to become a joke, you can't do that much longer."
"When I'm not involved in an acting job I try to run 10 miles a day."
"When two characters or two actresses are together for a while there is bound to be chemistry developing."
"When you're on a long running series, you reach a very rarefied, high oxygen area and after a while to keep a show on the air they have to make some very drastic changes."
"You've got to realize that any lady on a soap is devoting her life to it, 24/7."
Total Quotes: 24
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