The best Quotes from The Silence of the Lambs

The best Quotes from The Silence of the Lambs

We begin by coveting what we see every day! Don't you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice? And don't your eyes seek out the things you want?
Hannibal Lecter
Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence. Our Billy wasn't born a criminal, Clarice. He was made one through years of systematic abuse.
Hannibal Lecter
When the Fox hears the Rabbit scream he comes a-runnin', but not to help.
Nothing made me happen. I happened.
Being smart spoils a lot of things, doesn't it?
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
Hannibal Lecter
Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness, except greed.
I've no plans to call on you, Clarice. The world is more interesting with you in it.
Hannibal Lecter
I'm not sure you get wiser as you get older, Starling, but you do learn to dodge a certain amount of hell.
You still wake up sometimes, don't you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs.
Hannibal Lecter
Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
Quid pro quo. I tell you things, you tell me things. Not about this case, though. About yourself.
Hannibal Lecter
But the face on the pillow, rosy in the firelight, is certainly that of Clarice Starling, and she sleeps deeply, sweetly, in the silence of the lambs.
God's creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.
I would not have had that happen to you. Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me.
He lives down in a ribcage in the dry leaves of a heart.
She didn't give a damn about some of them, but she had grown to learn that inattention can be a stratagem to avoid pain, and that it is often misread as shallowness and indifference.
Whenever feasible, one should always try to eat the rude.
Hannibal Lecter
We've tried to study him, of course, but he's much too sophisticated for the standardtests.
Frederick Chilton
I expect most psychiatrists have a patient or two they'd like to refer to me.
Clarice Starling: "Most serial killers keep some sort of trophies from their victims."
Hannibal Lecter: "I didn't."
Clarice Starling: "No, you ate yours."
He's a monster. Pure psychopath. So rare to capture one alive. From a research point of view, Lecter is our most prized asset.
Frederick Chilton
Can you smell his sweat? That peculiar goatish odor is trans-3-methyl-2 hexenoic acid. Remember it, it's the smell of schizophrenia.
I'm going to show you why we insist on such precautions. On the evening of July 8, 1981, he complained of chest pains and was taken to the dispensary. His mouthpiece and restraints were removed for an EKG. When the nurse leaned over him, he did this to her. The doctors managed to reset her jaw, more or less. Saved one of her eyes… his pulse never got above 85, even when he ate her tongue.
Frederick Chilton

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