I am a source of stability and clarity, Franklin, I am not your friend.

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.

He gave you back to me, and then he took you away. It's Lucy and the football, he just keeps pulling you away.

Will

Anthony Dimmond: Clearly you found him as distasteful as I did.
Hannibal: On the contrary.

Hannibal's not God. Wouldn't have any fun being God. Defying God, that's his idea of a good time.

Will

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

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: Forgiveness is too great and difficult for one person. It requires two. A betrayer and a betrayed. Which one are you?
Hannibal: I'm vague on those details.
Bedelia: Betrayal and forgiveness are best seen as something akin to falling in love.
Hannibal: You cannot control with respect to whom you fall in love.

He doesn't leave evidence. He eats it.

Will

Anthony Dimmond: You avoiding meats?
Bedelia: I'm trying not to eat anything with a central nervous system.

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.

Hannibal Quotes

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.

Hannibal

Bedelia: Forgiveness is too great and difficult for one person. It requires two. A betrayer and a betrayed. Which one are you?
Hannibal: I'm vague on those details.
Bedelia: Betrayal and forgiveness are best seen as something akin to falling in love.
Hannibal: You cannot control with respect to whom you fall in love.