ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
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Hannibal Lecter may be a murderous genius, but he's as quotable as he is deadly. The entire cast of the tautly written Silence of the Lambs deliver constant, chilling zingers, and it's this smart script — rather than any amount of horror and gore — that makes the film so incredible. Read and relive some of the very best Silence of the Lambs quotes. 'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

The Best Silence Of The Lambs Quotes: Hannibal Lecter

1. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

2. "I do wish we could chat longer, but... I'm having an old friend for dinner."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

3. "I've no plans to call on you, Clarice. The world is more interesting with you in it."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

4. "You know what you look like to me, with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube. A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

5. "Enthrall me with your acumen."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

6. "You still wake up sometimes, don't you? You wake up in the dark and hear the screaming of the lambs."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

7. "Memory, Agent Starling, is what I have instead of a view."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

8. "Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming?"

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

9. "Amputate a man's leg and he can still feel it tickling. Tell me, mum, when your little girl is on the slab, where will it tickle you?"

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

10. "Oh, and Senator, just one more thing: love your suit!"

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

11. "I tell you things, you tell me things. Not about this case, though. About yourself. Quid pro quo."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

12. "All good things to those who wait."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

The Best Silence of the Lambs Quotes: Other Characters

13. "I can smell your cunt"

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

14. "Agent Starling, meet Mr. Acherontia styx... Better known to his friends as the Death's-head moth."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

15. "They don't have a name for what he is."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

16. "NO! DON'T YOU LEAVE ME HERE YOU FUCKIN' BITCH, NO! Don't you leave me here, this guy is fucking crazy!"

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

17. "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."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

18. "Oh, he's a monster. Pure psychopath. So rare to capture one alive. From a research point of view, Lecter is our most prized asset."

 'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

The Best Silence of the Lambs Quotes: Buffalo Bill

19. "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

20. "Would you fuck me? I'd fuck me. I'd fuck me hard. I'd fuck me so hard."

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

21. "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT PAIN IS!"

'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]
'The best quotes from The Silence of the Lambs' [Credit: Orion Pictures]

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