If I were like Hannibal, I would have killed you already, cooked you, ate you, and fed what was left of you to him. It's what he would do.


Guest: You have a very good butcher.
Hannibal: I do indeed. The lamb must be newly slaughtered, the organs cooked the same day. I always oversee this process personally.

My husband's ego is not measured by conventional means.


Guest: It smells divine.
Hannibal: It is! I say that without ego. I don't require conventional reinforcement.

Guest: Professor Soglioto doesn't know what he's missing. So rude of him to ignore your invitation.
Bedelia: He sends his regrets.

Will: You're keeping him like an animal.
Chiyo: I wouldn't do this to an animal.

I'm not here for the monster. Not my house, not my fire. I'm here for Will Graham.


Bedelia: Two men from the Caponi are dead.
Hannibal: I can only claim one. Technically.

Technically, you killed him.

That may have been impulsive.

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.

Screams fill some of those places, but the corridors do not echo screaming.

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?

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.