Quotes From The Silence Of The Lambs

The silence of the lambs is a movie released in 1991 and was inspired by a novel from 1988.

It is said to be a true storyline.

The title itself doesn’t sound scary, but the movie has a psychological horror story.

The film is written by Ted Tally, and the novel it is inspired by is written by Thomas Harry.

It is a story of an FBI agent searching for a serial killer.

In this post, we’ve shared some of the fascinating quotes from the movie.

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Quotes From The Silence Of The Lambs

  1. “Lambs. The lambs were screaming.” – Clarice Starling
  2. “I’ve no plans to call on you, Clarice. The world is more interesting with you in it.” – Hannibal Lecter
  3. ‘’Brave Clarice. You will let me know when those lambs stop screaming, won’t you?” – Hannibal Lecter
  4. “Clarice, your case file. Goodbye, Clarice.” – Hannibal Lecter
  5. “No! He covets. That is his nature. And how do we begin to covet, Clarice? Do we seek out things to covet? Make an effort to answer now.” – Hannibal Lecter
  6. “A Census Taker Once Tried To Test Me. I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti.” – Hannibal Lecter
  7. “Don’t you feel eyes moving over your body, Clarice? And don’t your eyes seek out the things you want?” – Hannibal Lecter
  8. “I’ve been in this room for eight years, now Clarice, and I know they’ll never let me out, not while I’m alive. What I want is a view where I can see a tree or even water. I want to be in a federal institution far away from Doctor Chiltern. I’ll help you catch him, Clarice.” – Hannibal Lecter
  9. “They don’t have a name for what he is.” – Clarice Starling
  10. “Well, Clarice. Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?” – Hannibal Lecter
  11. “A pretty young woman to turn him on. I don’t believe Lecter’s even seen a woman in eight years. And oh, are you ever his taste? So to speak.” – Dr. Frederick Chilton
  12. “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.” – Hannibal Lecter
  13. “Jack Crawford is helping your career, isn’t he? Apparently, he likes you and you like him too.” – Hannibal Lecter
  14. “Not ‘Just’, Clarice. What Set You Off?” – Hannibal Lecter
  15. “He won’t come after me. He won’t. I can’t explain it… He – he would consider that rude.” – Clarice Starling
  16. “But I thought the “yourself” reference was too hokey for Lecter, so I figured he’s from Baltimore, and I looked in the phone book, and there’s a “Your Self Storage” facility, right outside of downtown Baltimore, sir.” – Clarice Starling
  17. “If Lecter thinks you’re his enemy, maybe we’d have better luck if I went in by myself.” – Clarice Starling
  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.” – Dr. Frederick Chilton
  19. “Hester Mofet. It’s an anagram, isn’t it, Doctor? Hester Mofet, “The rest of me.” “Miss the rest of me,” meaning that you rented that garage?” – Clarice Starling
  20. “You see a lot, Doctor. But are you strong enough to the point that high-powered perception at yourself? What about it? Why don’t you – why don’t you look at yourself and write down what you see? Or maybe you’re afraid to.” — Clarice Starling
  21. 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.” – Clarice Starling
  22. “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.” – Clarice Starling

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