“Skin Deep” quotes

(1989)
Movie Skin Deep
Blake Edwards directed this movie in 1989
Title Skin Deep
Year 1989
Director Blake Edwards
Genre Drama, Comedy, Romance
Interpreted by
All actors – John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alyson Reed, Joel Brooks, Julianne Phillips, Chelsea Field, Peter Donat, Don Gordon, Nina Foch, Denise Crosby, Michael Kidd, Dee Dee Rescher
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  • “- Zach: We both know you're not going to shoot. You couldn't hurt a fly.
    - Angie: I could if I caught it fucking my hairdresser!”

    John Ritter - Zach
    Denise Crosby - Angie
    [Tag:cheating, killing]
  • “- Zach: Give me a suggestion because I know you've got one. I can see it in those beady little Freudian eyes.
    - Dr. Westford: If an alcoholic wants me to cure him, you know what I say?
    - Zach: That's a question. That's not a suggestion... Okay. What do you say?
    - Dr. Westford: First, stop drinking.
    - Zach: I don't get it.
    - Dr. Westford: Go home...” (continue)
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    John Ritter - Zach
    Michael Kidd - Dr. Westford
  • “- Molly: Zach, in the six months of living together, we had 100 arguments.
    - Zach: I only counted 99.
    - Molly: Okay. Out of those 99 arguments, was there ever a time that you thought I was right?
    - Zach: Honestly? No.
    - Molly: What does that tell you?
    - Zach: That you were wrong 99 times out of 100.”

    Julianne Phillips - Molly
    John Ritter - Zach
  • “- Zach: What would you do if I told you I've been celibate for six months?
    - Alex: Cross my legs.”

    John Ritter - Zach
    Alyson Reed - Alex
  • “- Zach: What have you got against my typewriter?
    - Alex: You used to write on it. Books and plays and movies. Once, once you wrote me a poem on our 2nd anniversary and gave it to me. And you were happy. You exorcised your demons with credible thoughts and good words on that typewriter, and your talent turned me on. I really thought we had a...” (continue)
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    John Ritter - Zach
    Alyson Reed - Alex
    [Tag:sex, writers, writing]
  • “- Zach: I want a loving, faithful, caring, caretaking wife, and I wanna make love to everything else in long skirts, with bare feet and ripe, juicy mouths. Little boy-girls with small firm breasts and tight asses. Rubensque round women with big Mother Earth breasts and green eyes. God! I could go on and on.
    - Barney: Don't. I'm getting a...” (continue)
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    John Ritter - Zach
    Vincent Gardenia - Barney
  • “- Zach: You know what I feel like saying to you?
    - Dr. Westford: Yes. You feel like telling me to go fuck myself, and you probably will, because it's your character.
    - Zach: See you next Tuesday.”

    John Ritter - Zach
    Michael Kidd - Dr. Westford
    [Tag:character]
  • “- Zach: You are such a prick!
    - Sparky: Most of my friends are pricks.
    - Zach: Most of your pricks are friends.”

    John Ritter - Zach
    Peter Donat - Sparky
  • “- Lonnie: You're probably an alcoholic.
    - Zach: Yep. But that's not my problem. You know what my problem is? I'm an addict.
    - Lonnie: Drugs?
    - Zach: Nope. Merry-go-rounds.”

    Raye Hollitt - Lonnie
    John Ritter - Zach
    [Tag:addiction]
  • “- Lonnie: I love your sense of humor.
    - Zach: And it loves you.”

    Raye Hollitt - Lonnie
    John Ritter - Zach
  • “Not being able to write is like not being able to screw.”
    John Ritter - Zach
    [Tag:ability, writing]
  • “There is a God! And he's a gag-writer!”
    John Ritter - Zach
    [Tag:god]
  • “- Barney: Oh, shit. You drank me out of tequila.
    - Zach: It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it.”

    John Ritter - Zach
    Vincent Gardenia - Barney
  • “- Zach: If you think I'm such a failure, why do you keep on representing me?
    - Sparky: That's like asking a heroin addict why he keeps shooting up. It's because he keeps hoping for that first-time rush, that cherry high, even though he knows he'll never get it again. He's hooked and he keeps hoping.
    - Zach: Watch out, I may surprise you.
    -...” (continue)
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    John Ritter - Zach
    Peter Donat - Sparky
  • “If your trying to redeem yourself by implying that I might have been unfaithful to you, you're barking up the wrong older woman. I could have, but regrettably didn't. I threw out that typewriter because it represents everything that could have been loving and lasting and wonderful, and everything that wasn't.”

    Alyson Reed - Alex
    [Tag:regret]
  • “- Barney: Why did you wrap yourself in toilet paper?
    - Zach: Because I was cold.”

    Vincent Gardenia - Barney
    John Ritter - Zach
    [Tag:cold]
  • “- Zach: I figured it out, Barney. You can't cure a problem until you know what's causing the problem. But before you can see what's causing the problem, you first have to remove the problem.
    - Barney: You've gotta give up the vices to get to the virtues. I could've told you that.”

    John Ritter - Zach
    Vincent Gardenia - Barney
  • “I've never felt this way before. I'm seriously unhappy. This is just not the bush-league blues. We're talking major-league depression here. I can't sleep. I take pills. But they only last a couple of hours and then I'm up at 4:00 in the morning pacing the fucking house or walking on the cold fucking beach. I'm so miserable, I wanna fucking shoot...” (continue)(continue reading)
    John Ritter - Zach
  • “- Zach: You see, I truly love women.
    - Barney: Oh, I see.
    - Zach: I love everything about them, Barney. I love the way they feel, the way they smell, most of the time. I have to admit, I don't like women with long, round toenails. But that is the only abrogation so far. And so far has been quite a while and quite a few.
    - Barney: Oh, that's true.”

    John Ritter - Zach
    Vincent Gardenia - Barney
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