Hannibal Lecter Quotes
Petras Kolnas: What did I ever do to you?
Hannibal Lecter: Aside from eating my sister? Nothing.
"The very scent of her takes away the smell of the camp." Do you compose verse, Inspector, and keep it under your pillow?
I thought you would be bigger. I put your face on every bully I've ever hurt.
[to a photo of his parents] Father, mother. I'm the youngest student they've ever admitted into medical school. It's a work scholarship. I think you would be pleased. Death duties on my uncle's estate has finally forced the sale of the chÃ¢teau. Lady Murasaki will leave for Paris with me now that her residency is under threat. This work scholarship means I must spend much of my spare time preparing bodies for the anatomy class. My studies are fascinating and absorb me completely. Yet I still find myself thinking about my sister, and the men who took her.
Hannibal Lecter: Now tell me inspector: you lost family in the war?
Inspector Popil: Yes.
Hannibal Lecter: Did you catch who did it?
Inspector Popil: No.
Hannibal Lecter: Then we are both suspects. I could say you were fishing with me if you like.
Do you remember "Das mÃ¤nnlein im walde", Herr Dortlich? Mischa loved that song. Let's sing for Mischa!
[tightens rope around Dortlich's neck]
Rudeness is an epidemic.
Hannibal Lecter: I love you.
Lady Murasaki: What is left in you to love?
I've come to collect a head.
Lady Murasaki Shikibu: Stop now. Forgive them.
Hannibal Lecter: Never!
[holding a glass with wine] Good evening, Herr Kolnas. You drink better wine that you serve.
Now listen carefully because I will not repeat this. You are trying to obtain a list of males rejected by all three gender centers. Check first the ones rejected for having lied about criminal records, 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. Go to the personality tests, study their drawings. Billy's houses will be very small with tiny windows, no flowers, no pets, no toys, no sun. And his females will be even more crudely sketched than his males but he will compensate with exaggerated adornments, jewelry, big breasts. And then his trees. Oh yes, Clarice, his trees will be frightful. 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.