30+ Friday Night Lights Quotes From The Classic Sports Drama

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'Friday Night Lights' is an American sports drama television series developed by Peter Berg.

“Success is not a goal, it's a byproduct”, this quote by coach Taylor is truly iconic. Everybody needs a person like coach Taylor in their lives, he is a very tough, old-school man on one hand, and a compassionate, inspiring person on the other; coach Taylor is best of both worlds, indeed.

On behalf of all the viewers, let’s just put it out there that from the moment we met the Dillon Panthers, we fell in love with the show. Even people who hadn’t enjoyed watching football matches in the past, found themselves immersed in the world of friendships, growing pains, and the wholesome drama that the show had to offer.  The story is truly inspiring and entertaining at the same time. That’s why we have listed the best 'Friday Night Lights' quotes from the classic sports drama, below. These 'Friday Night Lights' quotes are entertaining and inspiring. Do check it out.

Apart from that check out our selection of [Coach Carter quotes] and [Bull Durham quotes] as well.

Best ‘Friday Night Lights’ TV Show Quotes

The story centers on the rural town of Dillon, Texas, where winning the state football championship is prized above all else.  Read some of the best ‘Friday Night Lights’ quotes along with some ‘Friday Night Lights’ movie quotes.

'Friday Night Lights' is enjoyed by the fans all over.

1. “But you gotta try. That's what character is: It's in the try." "Don't just stand by and watch it happen.”

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

2. “Marriage requires maturity. Marriage requires two people who for the rest of their lives are willing to listen, to really listen to each other. And that marriage requires the greatest of all things, which is compromise.”

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

3. “You listen to people that love you and you listen to people that you trust. Most of all, you listen to yourself.”

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

4. “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

5. “Life's harder when you truly love someone.”

- Tyra Collette, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

6. “You never know what's going on with somebody, sweetie. Can't take it personally.”

- Tami Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

7. “Give all of us gathered here tonight the strength to remember that life is so very fragile. We are all vulnerable, and we will all, at some point in our lives… fall. We will all fall. We must carry this in our hearts… that what we have is special. That it can be taken from us, and when it is taken from us, we will be tested. We will be tested to our very souls. We will now all be tested. It is these times, it is this pain, that allows us to look inside ourselves.”

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

8. “Opportunity does not knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door.”

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

9. “Stay away from dumb, gentlemen.”

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

10. “A few will never give up on you. When you go back out on that field, those are the people I want in your minds. Those are the people I want in your hearts.”

- Coach Eric Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

11. “I’m telling you is that it’s not too damn smart to be making generalizations about people’s abilities based on their color.”

- Peter Berg, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

12. “Nothing is bigger than us. Nothing is bigger than the love I have for you in my heart. Nothing is bigger than that. And I’m not holding on to you anymore because you’re all I have left, I’m holding on you because I love you and I need you in my life. And I’m not giving you up without a fight. And I’m not letting you go. I love you.”

- Jayson Street, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

13. “Gentlemen, the hopes and dreams of an entire town are riding on your shoulders. You may never matter again in your life as much as you do right now.”

- Coach Gary, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

14. “Go on, go on and be perfect.”

- Boobie Miles, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

15. “Lyla: Tim? Hey. Uh, we’re having a prayer meeting for Jason this afternoon. You wanna come?

Tim: What are we going to pray for, Lyla? A new spine for Jay?

Lyla: Tim, I know you don’t do anything you don’t want to do, and I guess that’s fine, but don’t insult me.”

- 'Friday Night Lights'.

Best Quotes from 'Friday Night Lights'

The interactions between the team members, alongside supporters, coaching staff and regular townsfolk address many of the issues facing small-towns in America. Read on for some of the best ‘Friday Night Lights’ book quotes as well as famous ‘Friday Night Lights’ quotes from leading characters.

Coach Taylor is a popular character in the story.

16. “Listen to me. I said you need to strive to 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 trying..”

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

17. “Boobie Miles: I get straight A's. I'm a athlete.

Reporter: In what subject?

Boobie Miles: Hey, there's only one subject. It's football.”

- 'Friday Night Lights'.

18. "You get one chance in life, fellas. You can either take advantage of it, or you can piss it away. You do that latter, and you're gonna regret it the rest of your lives."

- Coach Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

19. “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 Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

20. “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 Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

21. “Well, you’re gonna win, or you’re gonna lose. Either way, the sun’s still gonna come up tomorrow morning.”

- Tami Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

22. “Barbecues build morale. That’s why you have them.”

- Tami Taylor, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

23. “This is for the state championship. I love all of ya'll, baby. I love all of ya'll.”

- Boobie Mills, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

24. “Perfection is being able to look your friends in the eye and know you did everything you could not to let them down.”

- Coach Gary Gaines, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

25. “Billy: Texas Forever.

Tim: Texas Forever.”

- ‘Friday Night Lights’.

26. “Coach: You may never know how proud I am of you.

Vince: You changed my life Coach.”

- ‘Friday Night Lights’.

27. “Stop reading the news clippings. You're small and you're going to be smaller every week. There ain't going to be no growth spurt between now and the first game. You're going to use your minds! You're going to play with your heart! And that is what you're going to use to win the State Championship.”

- Coach Gary Gaines, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

28. “I've seen you fight. I've seen you not quit. Can you give me a great effort and just a little bit more. Can you be perfect?”

- Coach Gary Gaines, ‘Friday Night Lights’.

29. “Billy: [about Lyla] You're a rebound from Jesus.

Tim: No, I'm not a rebound.

Billy: You're a summer fling.

Tim: I don't believe that.”

- ‘Friday Night Lights’.

30. “Mike ; Hey Boobie, you didn't lift.

Boobie Mills C'mon man. This is god given. The only thing I gotta do is show up.”

- ‘Friday Night Lights’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'Friday Night Lights' quotes, then why not take a look at funny football quotes, or baseball mom quotes.


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