[holding a glass with wine] Good evening, Herr Kolnas. You drink better wine that you serve.

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Lady Murasaki Shikibu: Stop now. Forgive them.
Hannibal Lecter: Never!

I've come to collect a head.

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Hannibal Lecter: I love you.
Lady Murasaki: What is left in you to love?

Rudeness is an epidemic.

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Do you remember "Das männlein im walde", Herr Dortlich? Mischa loved that song. Let's sing for Mischa!
[tightens rope around Dortlich's neck]

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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.

[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 château. 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.

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I thought you would be bigger. I put your face on every bully I've ever hurt.

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"The very scent of her takes away the smell of the camp." Do you compose verse, Inspector, and keep it under your pillow?

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Petras Kolnas: What did I ever do to you?
Hannibal Lecter: Aside from eating my sister? Nothing.

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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.

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