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Eric Taylor (Character)
from "Friday Night Lights" (2006)

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"Friday Night Lights: I Think We Should Have Sex (#1.17)" (2007)
Eric Taylor: [after finding out his daughter may be planning to have sex] You did tell her that if he touches on hair on her we're sending her to a nunnery in Rome, and I would rip his head off.


"Friday Night Lights: Who's Your Daddy (#1.4)" (2006)
Eric Taylor: I think I told that kid to get our daughter in the back seat of a car.


"Friday Night Lights: The Right Hand of the Father (#5.3)" (2010)
Eric Taylor: I first met you, you were climbing out of a police car. People said you were a punk, you'd never last in the field. You know they still believe that?
Vince Howard: Screw them. I work hard for everything I've got!
Eric Taylor: I know you do and you ought to be damned proud about that. I am. I'm proud of you. Your teammates are proud of you. It's about character. It's about striving to be better than everybody else.
Vince Howard: Coach, my dad just got out of prison. He's staying with me in my house... and I can't stand him. My mom, she asked me to forgive him. To be 'better'. And you're asking me to be 'better'. I don't know how to be 'better' because he never taught me how! He never taught me how to be 'better'! He's not around!
Coach Spivey: [Opens the door in the commotion] Hey coach we alright?
Vince Howard: And I'm supposed to be 'better' than them? I'm supposed to be 'better'?
Eric Taylor: It's fine coach. Close that door. 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 try.


"Friday Night Lights: Pilot (#1.1)" (2006)
[last lines]
Eric Taylor: [voiceover] 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.


"Friday Night Lights: Game of the Week (#3.9)" (2008)
Eric Taylor: Wha- what? Gracie's tryin' to tell me something.
[Puts face close to stuffed bear's face]
Eric Taylor: Gracie and Mr. Bear informed me that someone's birthday's coming up.


"Friday Night Lights: Last Days of Summer (#2.1)" (2007)
Eric Taylor: Don't just stand by and watch it happen.


"Friday Night Lights: It's Different for Girls (#1.10)" (2006)
Coach Eric Taylor: [after having Matt Saracen leave his home] They had a blanket.
Tami Taylor: You're an idiot.