Coach Gary Gaines
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Coach Gary Gaines (Character)
from Friday Night Lights (2004)

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Friday Night Lights (2004)
Coach Gary Gaines: [to quarterback Mike Winchell] You're playing like the village idiot! You want people to think of you as the village idiot?

Coach Gary Gaines: 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.

Jennifer Gaines: Are we going to move again?
Sharon Gaines: No, honey.
Coach Gary Gaines: Possibly.

Coach Gary Gaines: Hey, hey son! Come here. Where are you going?
Chris Comer: You don't want me to go in Coach?
Coach Gary Gaines: You're not wearing a helmet?
[Comer realizes he has no helmet on]
Coach Gary Gaines: My goodness gracious!

Coach Gary Gaines: 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 Gaines: [half time speech] 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: Being perfect is when you can look someone in the eye and know you did not let them down.

Coach Gary Gaines: Being perfect is not about that scoreboard out there. It's not about winning. It's about you and your relationship with yourself, your family and your friends. Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didnt let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasnt one more thing you could've done. Can you live in that moment as best you can, with clear eyes, and love in your heart, with joy in your heart? If you can do that gentleman - you're perfect!

Coach Gary Gaines: So how is it out there?
Ivory Christian: They're fast, they're big, they're dirty... plus they're fast.
Coach Gary Gaines: You said that already.

Coach Gary Gaines: We're in the business of winning.

Coach Gary Gaines: 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: Everything all right?
John Aubrey: Everything's going to be just fine. Everything's all right as long as we win state.
Coach Gary Gaines: Or what?

Coach Gary Gaines: [half-time speech] I want you to take a moment, and I want you to look each other in the eyes. I want you to put each other in your hearts forever because forever is about to happen here in just a few minutes. I want you to close your eyes, and I want you to think about Boobie Miles, who is your brother. And he would die to be out there in that field with you tonight. And I want you to put that in your hearts. Boys my heart is full. My heart is full.

Coach Gary Gaines: [while Billingsly goes crazy after Chavez makes a big hit] I like enthusiasm, but my goodness!

Mike Winchell: You ever feel cursed, Coach? Like, no matter what, inside your heart you feel that you're gonna lose. Like something's hanging over you, following you like a witch or a demon that just... I feel like that all the time. Even when things are going good. When we're winnin', it's there. And when we're losin', it's there.
Coach Gary Gaines: It took me a long time to realize that, uh, there ain't much difference between winnin' and losin', except for how the outside world treats you. But inside you, it's about all the same. It really is. Fact of the matter is, I believe that, uh, our only curses are the ones that are self-imposed. You know what I'm sayin'? We, all of us, dig our own holes.