Quotes from the Movie Silence of the Lambs

Good evening, Clarice.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

There are three major centers for transsexual surgery - Johns Hopkins, University of Minnesota, and Columbus Medical Center.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

I've been in this room for eight years now Clarice. I know they will never, ever let me out while I'm alive. What I want is a view. I want a window where I can see a tree, or even water. I want to be in a federal institution, far away from Dr. Chilton.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

And don't lie Clarice, or I'll know.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Advancement, of course. Listen carefully. Look deep within yourself, Clarice Starling. Go seek out Miss Mofet, an old patient of mine. M-o-f-e-t. Go now, I don't think Miggs could manage again quite so soon, even though he is crazy. [shouting] Go now!

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Ready when you are, Sergeant Pembry.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

People will say we're in love.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

All good things to those who wait.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Tell me, Clarice have the lambs stopped screaming?

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

You know what you look like with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

You fly back to school now, little Starling. Fly, fly, fly. Fly, fly, fly.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence. Our Billy wasn't born a killer, Clarice. Oh no, he was made one through years of systematic abuse. Our Billy hates his own identity you see, he always has and he thinks that makes him a transsexual. But his pathology is a thousand times more savage and more terrifying. He wants to be reborn you see. Our Billy wants to be reborn, Clarice. And he will be reborn.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Your anagrams are showing, Doctor. Louis Friend? Iron sulfide, also known as fool's gold?

Clarice Starling

Hester Mofet. It's an anagram, isn't it, Doctor? Hester Mofet, "The rest of me". "Miss the rest of me," meaning that you rented that garage?

Clarice Starling

Oh my, does he hate us. Thinks I'm his nemesis

Dr. Frederick Chilton

You still think you're going to walk on some beach and see the birdies? I don't think so. I called Senator Ruth Martin. She never heard of any deal with you. They scammed you, Hannibal.

Dr. Frederick Chilton

You know, we get a lot of detectives here, but I must say I can't ever remember one as attractive.

Dr. Frederick Chilton

We've tried to study him, of course, but he's much too sophisticated for the standard tests.

Dr. Frederick Chilton

Do not touch the glass. Do not approach the glass. You pass him nothing but soft paper no pencils, no pens. No paper clips or staples in his paper. Use the sliding food carrier only, no exceptions. If he attempts to pass you anything, do not accept it. Do you understand?

Dr. Frederick Chilton

I bit my wrists so I can diiiiie!

Miggs:

Believe me, you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head.

Jack Crawford

You don't know what pain is!

Jame

Was she a great big fat person?

Jame

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