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

Tobias: Then why did you invite me for dinner?
Hannibal: Because I was going to kill you. I didn't poison your dinner. I wouldn't do that to food.

Psychopaths are not crazy. They are fully aware of what they do and the consequences of those actions.

Student: Are the always made from cat guts?
Tobias: Not always.

We're either looking for someone with short bowels or someone who is making sausage.


Jack's obsessed with the Chesapeake Ripper and he's grooming Will to catch him.


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

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.

Here we are; a bunch of psychopaths helping each other out.


If you can't beat God, become him?


You can't be her everyone.


He is an intelligent psychopath. He is a sadist. He will never kill like this again. So how do we catch him?


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.


Graham: What are you smiling at?
Lecter: Peaking behind the curtain, I'm just curious how the FBI goes about its business when it's not kicking in doors.