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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  • 1
    42 VOTES

    Trophies From The Victim

    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.
    42 votes
  • 2
    84 VOTES

    Ate His Liver

    Ate His Liver
    Video: YouTube
    Hannibal Lecter: A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
    84 votes
  • Tell Me Something
    Photo: Chang Yoon-hyun

    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.
    36 votes
  • 4
    103 VOTES

    Have The Lambs Stop Screaming

    Hannibal Lecter : Well, Clarice - have the lambs stopped screaming?
    103 votes
  • 5
    93 VOTES

    Put the Lotion in the Basket

    Put the Lotion in the Basket
    Video: YouTube
    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!
    93 votes
  • 6
    24 VOTES

    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.
    24 votes