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The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Red Dragon'

April 23, 2020 195 votes 29 voters15 items

The best Red Dragon quotes show what made Dr. Hannibal Lecter the psychopath audiences were horrified of in The Silence of the Lambs? The 2002 film Red Dragon, a prequel directed by Brett Ratner, shows how Lecter ended up in jail and how before he met Clarice, he helped an FBI agent track down a different killer. This psychological horror film will terrify you to the bone, and even just the best Red Dragon quotes are enough to send shivers down your spine.

Famous Red Dragon quotes, like the "do you see" quote, prove that Dr. Hannibal Lecter certainly has a way with words. Which of his quotes keep you up at night? Vote for your favorite Red Dragon movie quotes below. 

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    Every Day Is Your Last

    Hannibal Lecter: Think to yourself that every day is your last. The hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise. As for me, when you want a good laugh, you will find me in fine state, fat and sleek, a true hog of Epicurus's herd.

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      Be Grateful

      Hannibal Lecter: And be grateful. Our scars have the power to remind us that the past was real.

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        I Thought You Might Enjoy the Challenge

        Will Graham: I thought you might enjoy the challenge. Find out if you're smarter than the person I'm looking for.

        Hannibal Lecter: Then, by implication, you think you're smarter than I am, since it was you who caught me.

        Will Graham: No, I know I'm not smarter than you.

        Hannibal Lecter: Then how did you catch me?

        Will Graham: You had... disadvantages.

        Hannibal Lecter: What disadvantages?

        Will Graham: You're insane.

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          You Owe Me Awe

          Francis Dolarhyde: I am the Dragon. And you call me insane. You are privy to a great becoming, but you recognize nothing. To me, you are a slug in the sun. You are an ant in the afterbirth. It is your nature to do one thing correctly. Before me, you rightly tremble. But, fear is not what you owe me. You owe me awe!

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