Our Favorite Friday Night Lights Quotes
There is something about football and Friday Night Lights that just gets us inspired
We’ve learned a lot about life from the award-winning TV show based in Dillon, Texas. For a show about high school football games, this small town series somehow came to embody a certain Southern culture. Coach Eric Taylor, his team, and his wife taught us all a few lessons about everything from perseverance to showing love. Whether on the field or at home with his girls, Coach Taylor is always full of advice and words to live by. We will strive to live our lives with “clear eyes, full hearts” just like the Panthers. Here are our favorite motivational quotes.
Coach Taylor on Time
"6 AM sharp means a quarter to 6"
Coach Taylor on Performance
"You give 110 percent all the time, not just when you feel like it"
Tami Taylor on Winning and Losing
"Well, you're gonna win, or you're gonna lose. Either way, the sun's gonna come up the next morning."
Coach Taylor to His Boys
"Stay away from dumb, gentlemen."
Coach Taylor on Losing a Battle
"Every man at some point in his life is gonna lose a battle. He's gonna fight and he's gonna lose. But what makes him a man is that in the midst of the battle, he does not lose himself."
Coach Taylor on Helping with the Dishes
"I was gonna help you with the dishes but I somehow got stuck to the couch."
Tyra Collette on Love
"Life's harder when you truly love someone"
Coach Taylor on Success
"Success is not a goal, it's a byproduct."
Coach Taylor on Marriage
"Marriage requires maturity. Marriage requires two people that will listen, really listen, to each other. Marriage, most of all, requires compromise."
Tami Taylor on Others
"You never know what's going on with somebody, sweetie. Can't take it personally."
Coach Taylor on Character
"I said you need to strive to be better than everyone else. I didn't say you needed to be better than everyone else. But you gotta try. That's what character is: It's in the try."
Coach Taylor on Being a Man
"Suck it up. That's what being a man is."
Tami Taylor on Her Job
"It's part of my job to make sure that you don't grow up stupid. It's bad for the world."
Jason Street on Football
"Does God love football? I think everyone loves football."
Mama Smash on Opportunities
"But honey, when a door closes, God openes a window. He don't never fumble the ball, baby. He always gets the touchdown."
Coach Taylor on Hard Times
"We will all be tested. It is these times, it is this pain, that allows us to look inside ourselves."
Coach Taylor on Self
"You listen to people that love you and you listen to people that you trust. Most of all, you listen to yourself."
Coach Taylor on the Answers
"I can't give you any answers. You gotta make the answers."
Coach Taylor on Women
"Son, everything I know about women, you could fit in this coffee cup here."
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose."