Friday Night Lights Quotes Are Like Steroids for Motivation

So much more than a football show.

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One of the most influential and beloved TV shows ever Friday Night Lights aired from 2006 until 2011 and really impacted its fans. Besides delivering on many beloved characters and setting off some highly successful careers like Michael B. Jordan’s and Taylor Kitsch’s, Friday Nights Lights also delivered on some very impactful pieces of wisdom. These Friday Night Lights quotes might be just the pick up you need in order to get the motivation you need, and also share some undeniable truths.

Some of them are iconic as the Friday Night Lights theme song, and yes, the vast majority of them are said by the coach, Eric Taylor.

“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 Eric Taylor

“Suck it up. That’s what being a man is.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“6 AM sharp means a quarter to 6” – Coach Eric Taylor

“I can’t give you any answers. You gotta make the answers.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“You never know what’s going on with somebody, sweetie. Can’t take it personally.” – Tami Taylor

“If you’re wondering if a boy’s thinking about you, he’s not. He’s thinking about sex, or he’s hungry. Those are the only two options.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“You listen to people that love you and you listen to people that you trust. Most of all, you listen to yourself.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“Champions don’t give up. Champions don’t complain. Champions give 200 percent. You’re not champions until you’ve earned it.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“A man takes care of his wife.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“You can’t beat yourself up because you’re taking chances on things. But don’t start giving up on what you set forth to do in the beginning. ‘Cause that’s gonna get you nowhere. I can promise you that.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“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 that battle he does not lose himself.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“Texas Forever.” – Tim Riggins

“My dad used to say, ‘It always looks bad before it gets better.'” – Coach Eric Taylor

“There’s no weakness in forgiveness.” – Tami Taylor

“Well, you’re gonna win, or you’re gonna lose. Either way, the sun’s gonna come up the next morning.” – Tami Taylor

“Success is not a goal, it’s a byproduct.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“If you give 100% of yourself tonight, people are gonna look at you differently. People are gonna think of you differently. And I promise you, you are gonna look and think differently about yourselves.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“Saracen. I need you to work a little bit harder. You need to learn this offense, son. You need to know this offense in your mind, in your body. You need to know this offense so well that your children are gonna know this offense in their own DNA. Do you understand me? Do you understand?” – Coach Eric Taylor

“Opportunity does not knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“Don’t just stand by and watch it happen.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“Stay away from dumb, gentlemen.” – Coach Eric Taylor

“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” – Coach Eric Taylor, or Permian Panthers to be more exact.

What are your favorite Friday Night Lights quotes? Did coach Taylor’s words had an impact on your life and how much does the show mean to you?

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