Clarice Starling: I wasn't speaking to you, Mr. Krendler. When I speak to you, you'll know it because I'll look at you.
Hannibal Lecter: Dear Clarice, I have followed with enthusiasm the course of your disgrace and public shaming. My own never bothered me, except for the inconvenience of being incarcerated. But you may lack perspective.
Hannibal Lecter: People don't always say what they're thinking... they just see to it that you don't advance in life.
Mason Verger: So what do ya think, Cordell? Does Lecter want to fuck her or kill her or eat or what?
Cordell Doemling: Probably all three, though I wouldn't want to predict in what order.
Hannibal Lecter: People don't always tell you what they are thinking. They just see to it that you don't advance in life.
Barney: Do you ever think he might come after you? You ever think about him at all?
Clarice Starling: Well, at least thirty seconds of everyday. I can't help it. He's always with me, like a bad habit.
Clarice Starling: This is from the Guinness Book of World Records, congratulating me on being the female FBI Agent who has shot and killed the most people.
Hannibal Lecter: On a related note I must confess to you, I'm giving very serious thought... to eating your wife.
Hannibal Lecter: Clarice, there's nothing I'd love more in the world than to chat with you. Unfortunately, you've caught me at an awkward moment. Please forgive me.