If you're free, my wife and I would love to have you for dinner.

Hannibal: I gave you a rare gift, and you didn't want it. You would deny me my life.
Will: Not your life.
Hannibal: My freedom then, you would take that from me. Confine me to a prison cell. Did you believe you could change me the way I've changed you?
Will: I already did.

Jack: Tell me how you see The Ripper Will.
Will: I see him as one of those pitiful things sometimes born in hospitals. They feed it, keep it warm, but they don't put it on machines. They let it die. But he doesn't die. He looks normal. Nobody can tell what he is.

Gideon: He is the devil, Mr. Graham. He is smoke. You'll never catch the ripper. He won't be caught. If you want him you'll have to kill him.
Will: Fair enough.

Cracks are not always weaknesses. A life lived accrues in the cracks.

Bedelia: Is Will Graham still alive?
Hannibal: Will Graham was not a suitable substitute for therapy.

Will: I feel like I have dragged you into my world.
Hannibal: No, I got here on my own, but I appreciate the company.

Will: I know who I am. I'm not so sure I know who you are anymore, but I am certain one of us killed Abigail.
Lecter: Whoever that was killed the others.

Hannibal: You fantasize about how you would kill me. Tell me, how would you do it?
Will: With my bare hands.

Will: I guess you dodged a bullet with me.
Alana: I don't feel like I dodged a bullet. I feel wounded.

Abigail: How many people have you killed?
Lecter: Many more than your father.
Abigail: Are you going to kill me?
Lecter: I'm so sorry Abigail. I'm sorry I couldn't protect you in this life.

I still believe I am in conscious control of my actions. Given your history, that's a good day.


Hannibal Quotes

Will: Is Hannibal IN LOVE with me?!?
Bedelia: Could he daily feel a stab of hunger for you, and find nourishment at the very sight of you? Yes. But do you ache for him?

I've always found the idea of death comforting. The thought that my life could end at any moment frees me to fully appreciate the beauty and art and horror of everything this world has to offer.