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The Silence of the Lambs Movie Quotes

Best The Silence of the Lambs quotes, ranked by fans. This list of great movie quotes from The Silence of the Lambs collects all of the most famous lines from the film in one place, allowing you to pick the top quotes and move them up the list.

Silence of the Lambs stars Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, a rookie FBI agent in pursuit of a serial killer nicknamed "Buffalo Bill." Helping her solve the case is former psychiatrist and current psychopath, Dr. Hannibal "the Cannibal" Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), who is incarcerated in a prison for the criminally insane. Silence of the Lambs was the 3rd film in history to win all five top Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Direct, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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    Put the Lotion in the Basket


    Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb: It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it's told.
    Catherine Martin: Mister... My family will pay cash. Whatever ransom you're askin' for, they'll pay it.
    Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb: It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.
    [to his dog, Precious]
    Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb: Yes, it will, Precious, won't it? It will get the hose!
    Catherine Martin: OK, OK, OK. Mister, if you let me go, I won't - I won't press charges, I promise. See, my mom is a real important woman... I guess you already know that.
    Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb: Now it places the lotion in the basket.
    Catherine Martin: Please! Please I wanna go home! I wanna go home, please!
    Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb: It places the lotion in the basket.
    Catherine Martin: I wanna see my mommy! Please I wanna see my...
    Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb: Put the fucking lotion in the basket!

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    Ate His Liver


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

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    Trophies From The Victim

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    Hannibal Lecter : Why do you think he removes their skins, Agent Starling? Enthrall me with your acumen.
    Clarice Starling : It excites him. Most serial killers keep some sort of trophies from their victims.
    Hannibal Lecter : I didn't.
    Clarice Starling : No. No, you ate yours.

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    Have The Lambs Stop Screaming

    Hannibal Lecter : Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming?

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    Tell Me Something

    Hannibal Lecter : Now then, tell me. What did Miggs say to you? Multiple Miggs in the next cell. He hissed at you. What did he say?
    Clarice Starling : He said, "I can smell your c**t."
    Hannibal Lecter : I see. I myself cannot. You use Evian skin cream, and sometimes you wear L'Air du Temps, but not today.

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    I Have Memories Instead Of View

    Clarice Starling: Did you do all these drawings, Doctor?
    Hannibal Lecter: Ah. That is the Duomo seen from the Belvedere. Do you know Florence?
    Clarice Starling: All that detail just from memory, sir?
    Hannibal Lecter: Memory, Agent Starling, is what I have instead of a view.

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    Billy Hates His Own Identity

    Hannibal Lecter: Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence. Our Billy wasn't born a criminal, Clarice. He was made one through years of systematic abuse. Billy hates his own identity, you see, and he thinks that makes him a transsexual. But his pathology is a thousand times more savage and more terrifying.

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    Never Ever Seen A Woman

    Dr. Frederick Chilton: Crawford is very clever, isn't he, using you?
    Clarice Starling: What do you mean, sir?
    Dr. Frederick Chilton: 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.

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    I Never Thought About It

    Hannibal Lecter : Jack Crawford is helping your career isn't he? Apparently he likes you and you like him too.
    Clarice Starling : I never thought about it.
    Hannibal Lecter : Do you think that Jack Crawford wants you sexually? True, he is much older but do you think he visualizes scenarios, exchanges, f**king you?
    Clarice Starling : That doesn't interest me Doctor and frankly, it's, it's the sort of thing that Miggs would say.
    Hannibal Lecter : Not anymore.

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    Who Did Sir?

    Clarice Starling : If you didn't kill him, then who did, sir?
    Hannibal Lecter : Who can say. Best thing for him, really. His therapy was going nowhere.

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    Lecter Is A Prized Asset

    Jack Crawford : Just do your job, but never forget what he is.
    Clarice Starling : And what is that?
    Dr. Frederick Chilton : 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.

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    Oh Wait...


    Clarice Starling: Frederica used to work for Mrs. Lippman. Did you know her?
    Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb: No, nuh-uh.
    Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb: Oh wait... Was she a great big fat person?
    Clarice Starling: Yeah, she was a big girl, sir.

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    Do Not Touch The Glass

    Dr. Frederick Chilton: Do not touch the glass. Do not approach the glass. You pass him nothing but soft paper - no pencils or pens. No staples or paperclips in his paper. Use the sliding food carrier, no exceptions. If he attempts to pass you anything, do not accept it. Do you understand me?

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    A Routine Follow-Up

    Dr. Frederick Chilton : What you are doing, Miss Starling is coming into my hospital to conduct an interview, and refusing to share information with me, for the third time.
    Clarice Starling : Sir, I told you, this is just a routine follow-up on the Raspail case.
    Dr. Frederick Chilton : He is my patient. I have rights.
    Clarice Starling : I understand that, Sir.
    Dr. Frederick Chilton : Look, I am not just some turn-key, Miss Starling

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    Is He A Vampire

    Murray : Is it true what they're sayin', he's some kinda vampire?
    Clarice Starling : They don't have a name for what he is.

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