The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs quotes

55 total quotes (ID: 538)

Clarice Starling
Dr. Frederick Chilton
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb
Multiple Characters


Good evening, Clarice.


A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti. [hisses] Note: ranked #21 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

I've been in this room for eight years now, Clarice. I know they will never ever let me out while I'm alive. What I want is a view. I want a window where I can see a tree, or even water. I want to be in a federal institution, far away from Dr. Chilton.

And don't lie, Clarice, or I'll know.

Advancement, of course. Listen carefully. Look deep within yourself, Clarice Starling. Go seek out Miss Mofet, an old patient of mine. M-O-F-E-T. Go now, I don't think Miggs could manage again quite so soon, even though he is crazy. [shouting] Go now!

People will say we're in love.

All good things to those who wait.

Tell me, Clarice – have the lambs stopped screaming?

You know what you look like with your good bag and your cheap shoes? You look like a rube.

You fly back to school now, little Starling. Fly, fly, fly. Fly, fly, fly.

Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence. Our Billy wasn't born a killer, Clarice. Oh no, he was made one through years of systematic abuse. Our Billy hates his own identity, you see. He always has, and he thinks that makes him a transsexual. But his pathology is a thousand times more savage and more terrifying. He wants to be reborn, you see. Our Billy wants to be reborn, Clarice. And he will be reborn.

I'm having an old friend for dinner.

Quid pro quo Clarice I tell you things you tell me things. Not about this case of course but about yourself. Quid pro quo. Yes or no Clarice

[To a mirror] Would you **** me? I'd **** me. I'd **** me hard.

It rubs the lotion on its skin and does as its told. it does this whnever its told or else it gets the hose again. Now it puts the lotion in the basket. PUT THE ****ING LOTION IN THE BASKET.