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


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


Do not touch the glass. Do not approach the glass. You pass him nothing but soft paper – no pencils, no pens. No paper clips or staples in his paper. Use the sliding food carrier only, no exceptions. If he attempts to pass you anything, do not accept it. Do you understand?

Good evening, Clarice.

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?

I'm having an old friend for dinner.

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.

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.

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.

Oh my, does he hate us. Thinks I'm his nemesis.

People will say we're in love.

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

Ready when you are, Sergeant Pembry.

Tell me, Clarice – have the lambs stopped screaming?

There are three major centers for transsexual surgery – Johns Hopkins, University of Minnesota, and Columbus Medical Center.

We've tried to study him, of course, but he's much too sophisticated for the standard tests.