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The Silence of the Lambs Movie Quotes

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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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    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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    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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    Oh Wait...

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    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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