And I am telling you I'm not going. You're the best man I'll ever know. There's no way I can ever go. No, no, no, no way, No, no, no, no way I'm living without you. I'm not living without you. I don't want to be free. I'm staying, I'm staying, And you, and you, you're gonna love me. Ooh, you're gonna love me.

Effie Melody White

Clarice Starling: Did you do those drawings, Doctor?
Hannibal Lecter: Ah. That is the Duomo scene from the Belvedere. You know Florence?
Clarice Starling: All that detail just from memory?
Hannibal Lecter: Memory, Agent Starling, is what I have instead of a view.

James 'Thunder' Early: Hey, where you going? You can't leave me, girl. I love you.
Lorrell Robinson: [sings] And Lorrell loves Jimmy. Lorrell loves Jimmy. Lorrell loves Jimmy, it's true. But Lorrell and Jimmy are through! [speaks] I got a show to do, remember, baby? [sings] Oh, baby, I got a show to do.

People will say we're in love.

Hannibal Lecter

All good things to those who wait.

Hannibal Lecter

Hannibal Lecter: Why do you think he removes their skins, Agent Starling?
[sarcastically]
Hannibal Lecter: Enthrall me with your acumen.
Clarice Starling: It excites him. Most serial killers keep some sort of trophies from their victims.
Hannibal Lecter: I didn't.
Clarice Starling: No. No, you ate yours.

Hannibal Lecter: You still wake up sometimes, don't you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs.
Clarice Starling: Yes.
Hannibal Lecter: And you think if you save poor Catherine, you could make them stop, don't you? You think if Catherine lives, you won't wake up in the dark ever again to that awful screaming of the lambs.

Music is supposed to sell.

Curtis Taylor Jr.

'Cause this time, Effie White's gonna win!

Effie Melody White

That's right Curtis. You stopped me once, but you'll never stop me again!

Effie Melody White

Hannibal Lecter: I will listen now. After your father's murder, you were orphaned. You were ten years old. You went to live with cousins on a sheep and horse ranch in Montana. And...?
Clarice Starling: [tears begin forming in her eyes] And one morning, I just ran away.
Hannibal Lecter: No "just", Clarice. What set you off? You started at what time?
Clarice Starling: Early, still dark.
Hannibal Lecter: Then something woke you, didn't it? Was it a dream? What was it?
Clarice Starling: I heard a strange noise.
Hannibal Lecter: What was it?
Clarice Starling: It was... screaming. Some kind of screaming, like a child's voice.
Hannibal Lecter: What did you do?
Clarice Starling: I went downstairs, outside. I crept up into the barn. I was so scared to look inside, but I had to.
Hannibal Lecter: And what did you see, Clarice? What did you see?
Clarice Starling: Lambs. The lambs were screaming.
Hannibal Lecter: They were slaughtering the spring lambs?
Clarice Starling: And they were screaming.
Hannibal Lecter: And you ran away?
Clarice Starling: No. First I tried to free them. I... I opened the gate to their pen, but they wouldn't run. They just stood there, confused. They wouldn't run.
Hannibal Lecter: But you could and you did, didn't you?
Clarice Starling: Yes. I took one lamb, and I ran away as fast as I could.
Hannibal Lecter: Where were you going, Clarice?
Clarice Starling: I don't know. I didn't have any food, any water and it was very cold, very cold. I thought, I thought if I could save just one, but... he was so heavy. So heavy. I didn't get more than a few miles when the sheriff's car picked me up. The rancher was so angry he sent me to live at the Lutheran orphanage in Bozeman. I never saw the ranch again.
Hannibal Lecter: What became of your lamb, Clarice?
Clarice Starling: They killed him.

It's about fairness, Curtis! It's about people paying their dues. Ain't that what you keep telling me? "Get in line, Effie. Wait your turn". So why am I sitting here without so much as a B-side on a 45, when an amateur like Martin Luther King, Jr., gets his own freakin' album? I mean, can he even sing?

Effie Melody White

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