The Silence of the Lambs is a psychological thriller movie released in 1991, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The movie follows the story of Clarice Starling, an FBI trainee who is assigned to interview the infamous serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a cannibal. Clarice seeks Hannibal’s help in capturing another serial killer known as Buffalo Bill, who is abducting and murdering young women. Here are some of the best Silence of the Lambs quotes from the movie that capture some of its most memorable moments and themes.

  1. A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.
  2. Well, Clarice, have the lambs stopped screaming?
  3. I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner.
  4. We begin by coveting what we see every day.
  5. Evil exists in this world. It is not enough to simply pray for it to go away.
  6. People will say we’re in love.
  7. First principles, Clarice. Simplicity. Read Marcus Aurelius. Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself? What is its nature?
  8. Nothing happened to me, Officer Starling. I happened. You can’t reduce me to a set of influences.
  9. It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.
  10. When the Fox hears the Rabbit scream he comes a-runnin’, but not to help.

There is your list of Silence of the Lambs quotes. You can also read about a breakdown of “real” cases of killers related to Silence of the Lambs.

Last Updated on April 20, 2023.

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