70+ Silence of The Lambs Quotes That Are Eerily Intimidating!

70+ Silence of The Lambs Quotes That Are Eerily Intimidating!
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Tripboba.com - The Silence of The Lambs is a classic 1991 movie, if you're only familiar with the movie adapted version. The original version was Thomas Harris' 1988 novel with the same title.

The movie tells about psychopath Hannibal Lector who was really unique and unusual suspect of serial killer. You may remember his famous sayings and these are some of its best on The Silence of The Lambs quotes.

Here you go!

Quotes from Silence of The Lambs

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If you follow the life story of Hannibal Lector, you must be familiar with these The Silence of The Lambs quotes. He was super unique in a way nobody could predict his next victims.

These quotes should be the best reminder for your best classic movie or novel. Let's check 'em out!

  • "Being smart spoils a lot of things, doesn't it?"
  • "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."
  • "Can you smell his sweat? That peculiar goatish odor is trans-3-methyl-2 hexenoic acid. Remember it, it's the smell of schizophrenia."
  • "Evil's just destructive? Then storms are evil, if it's that simple. And we have fire, and there there's hail. Underwriters lump it all under 'Acts of God."
  • "God's creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again."
  • "Good-bye Clarice. Will you let me know if ever the lambs stop screaming?"
  • "He lives down in a ribcage in the dry leaves of a heart."
  • "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."
  • "I collect church collapses, recreationally. Did you see the recent one in Sicily? Marvelous! The facade fell on sixty-five grandmothers at a special mass. Was that evil? If so, who did it? If he's up there, he just loves it, Officer Starling. Typhoid and swans - it all comes from the same place."
  • "I expect most psychiatrists have a patient or two they'd like to refer to me."
  • "I'm not sure you get wiser as you get older, Starling, but you do learn to dodge a certain amount of hell."
  • "It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told."
  • "Nothing happened to me, Officer Starling. I happened. You can't reduce me to a set of influences."
  • "Nothing made me happen. I happened."
  • "Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness except greed."
  • "Orion is above the horizon now, and near it Jupiter, brighter than it will ever be ... But i expect you can see it too. Some of our stars are the same."
  • "Over this odd world, this half the world that's dark now, I have to hunt a thing that lives on tears."
  • "Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it."
  • "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."
  • "Silence can mock."
Keep reading for more The Silence of The Lambs that will make you feel like the psychopath with a unique and special mind. Remember, it's a fiction!

Silence of The Lambs Famous Quotes

Silence of The Lambs Famous Quotes
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John Hopkins and Jodie Foster are the best actors to play both characters in the movie version of The Silence of The Lambs. No doubts that this movie gained popularity back in the 1990s even up to this date.

These are some more of The Silence of The Lambs for you to read and get nostalgic. Let's take a look!

  • "... the washing machine's rhythm was like a giant heartbeat, and the rush of its waters was what the unborn hear- our last memory of peace."
  • "Almost every place has a moment of the day, an angle and intensity of light, in which it looks its best. When you're stuck someplace, you learn that time and you look forward to it."
  • "Baby needs a new pair of shoes,' he said. 'My baby doesn't need any shoes."
  • "Back at his chair he cannot remember what he was reading. He feels the books beside him to find the one that is warm."
  • "Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me."
  • "Gratitude’s got a short half-life, Clarice."
  • "Haven't you ever had people coming over and no time to shop? You have to make do with what's in the fridge, Clarice. May I call you Clarice?"
  • "He knew that a middle-aged man can be so desperate for wisdom he may try to make some up, and how deadly that can be to a youngster who believes him."
  • "I have no plans to call on you, Clarice, the world being more interesting with you in it."
  • "I know what you're afraid of. It's not pain, or solitude. It's indignity you can't stand, Hannibal, you're like a cat that way."
  • "I would not have had that happen to you. Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me."
  • "It occured to Starling how much Roden would benefit from an elbow smash in the hinge of his jaw."
  • "It was as though committing murders had purged him of lesser rudeness. Or perhaps, Starling thought, it excited him to see her marked in this particular way. She couldn't tell. The sparks in his eyes flew into his darkness like fireflies down a cave."
  • "Life's too slippery for books, Clarice; anger appears as lust, lupus presents as hives."
  • "Ready when you are Sergeant Pempbry."
  • "Waste and stupidity get you the worst, that’s what he said. Use this time and it’ll temper you. Now’s the hardest test—not letting rage and frustration keep you from thinking. It’s the core of whether you can command or not."
  • "We don't begin to covet with imagined things. Coveting is a very literal sin–we begin to covet with tangibles, we begin with what we see every day."
  • "We rarely get to prepare ourselves in meadows or on graveled walks; we do it on short notice in places without windows, hospital corridors, rooms like this lounge with its cracked plastic sofa and Cinzano ashtrays, where the cafe curtains cover blank concrete. In rooms like this, with so little time, we prepare our gestures, get them by heart so we can do them when we're frightened in the face of Doom."
  • "What does he do, Clarice? What is the first and principal thing he does, what need does he serve by killing? He covets. How do we begin to covet? We begin by coveting what we see every day."
  • "When the Fox hears the Rabbit scream he comes a-runnin', but not to help."

Best Silence of The Lambs Quotes

We highly recommend you to read and watch both movie and novel version of The Silence of The Lambs. This classic masterpiece should be the best thing to know for those thriller and psychopath lover.

These are the other best The Silence of The Lambs quotes for you!

    • "Crawford saw that in this place Starling was heir to the granny women, to the wise women, the herb healers, the stalwart country women who have always done the needful, who keep the watch and when the watch is over, wash and dress the country dead."
    • "Curious how things can work on you even when you recognize them."
    • "Haven’t you ever had people coming over and no time to shop? You have to make do with what’s in the fridge, Clarice. May I call you Clarice?"
    • "His empty hands hanging palms forward at his sides, he stood at the window looking to the empty east. He did not look for dawn; east was only the way the window faced."
    • "if she looked deeply where the dark sucks in the sparks, she might see something useful. She thought she might see glee."
    • "It was as though committing murders had purged him of lesser rudeness."
    • "It’s indignity you can’t stand, Hannibal, you’re like a cat that way."
    • "Pictures ... flashed on her in sudden color, too much color, shocking color, the color that leaps out of black when lightning strikes at night."
    • "Pity Catherine Martin won't ever see the sun again. The sun's a mattress fire her God died in, Clarice."
    • "Problem solving is hunting. It's a savage pleasure and we're born to it."
    • "She thought for an instant of her late parents. She wondered if they would be ashamed of her now—just that question, not its pertinence, no qualifications—the way we always ask it."
    • "Sometimes Crawford's tone reminded Starling of the know-it-all caterpillar in Lewis Caroll."
    • "Starling discovered that she had traded feeling frightened for feeling cheap. Of the two, she preferred feeling frightened."
    • "The emperor counsels simplicity. First principles. Of each particular thing, ask: What is it in itself, in its own constitution? What is its causal nature?"
    • "The intimacy of the detail - why The Silence of the Lambs is quite possibly the Thriller Writer's bible."
    • "The sun's a mattress fire her God died in."
    • "They drew the line on dogs at the hospital and wouldn’t let the dog in. A fireman, instructed to drop it off at the animal shelter, took it home with him instead."
    • "Two things to begin with. First, we go on the premise that Dr. Lecter really knows something concrete. second, we remember that Lecter looks only for the fun. Never forget fun."
    • "Will Graham, the keenest hound ever to run in Crawford’s pack, was a legend at the Academy; he was also a drunk in Florida now with a face that was hard to look at, they said."
    • "You'd better go now; I don't think Miggs could manage again so soon, even if he is crazy, do you?"

    Silence of The Lambs Novel Quotes

    Silence of The Lambs Novel Quotes
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    The novel version of The Silence of The Lambs by Thomas Harris was firstly published in 1988 and later adapted to a movie in 1991. Both novel and movie presented the best version of Hannibal Lector who smartly tricked everyone.

    These are the lists of The Silence of The Lambs taken from the novel and also the movie. Let's check 'em out!

    • "Crawford began to underline. “If you assume when I send you on a job, Starling, you can make an ass out of u and me both."
    • "Crawford, ever wary of desire, knew how badly he wanted to be wise. He knew that a middle-aged man can be so desperate for wisdom he may try to make some up, and how deadly that can be to a youngster who believes him."
    • "Don’t try to impose any pattern or symmetry on this guy. Stay open and let him show you."
    • "Good-bye, Clarice. Will you let me know if ever the lambs stop screaming?"
    • "He’s a cemetery mink. He lives down in a ribcage in the dry leaves of a heart."
    • "I woke up and heard the lambs screaming. I woke up in the dark and the lambs were screaming."
    • "I wonder why my parents didn’t kill me before I was old enough to fool them."
    • "I’m not sure you get wiser as you get older, Starling, but you do learn to dodge a certain amount of hell. We can dodge some right there."
    • "It occurred to Starling how much Roden would benefit from an elbow smash in the hinge of his jaw."
    • "Most psychology is puerile."
    • "Out of the cosmic hangover the Smithsonian leaves came her last thought and a coda for her day: Over this odd world, this half the world that’s dark now, I have to hunt a thing that lives on tears."
    • "Over this odd world, this half the world that’s dark now, I have to hunt a thing that lives on tears."
    • "She wondered if men actually regard that kind of manipulation as subtle."
    • "Silence and no lambs screaming."
    • "Well, Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming?"
    Those are the 70+ eerie and famous The Silence of The Lambs quotes to give you goosebumps on Hannibal Lector. Good luck!

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