"The Silence of the Lambs" quotes

The Silence of the Lambs poster
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally
Production: N/A
Year: 1991
MetaScore: 85/100
ImdbRating: 8.6
BoxOffice: $130,742,922
Released: 14 Feb 1991
Awards: Won 5 Oscars. 69 wins & 51 nominations total

133 Clips

Starling - The Silence of the Lambs 00:15
Starling
Oh my does he hate us - The Silence of the Lambs 00:08
Oh my does he hate us
You still think you're gonna walk on some beach and see the birdies - The Silence of the Lambs 00:18
You still think you're gonna walk on some beach and see the...
Doctor we don't have any more time for any of this now - The Silence of the Lambs 00:09
Doctor we don't have any more time for any of this now
He's alive Sergeant Tate he's alive - The Silence of the Lambs 00:14
He's alive Sergeant Tate he's alive
You don't know what pain is - The Silence of the Lambs 00:04
You don't know what pain is
Hannibal the Cannibal - The Silence of the Lambs 00:04
Hannibal the Cannibal
Catherine Martin Yes - The Silence of the Lambs 00:36
Catherine Martin Yes
Thank you Barney - The Silence of the Lambs 00:22
Thank you Barney
Welcome to Memphis I'm Lieutenant Boyle This is Sergeant Patrick - The Silence of the Lambs 00:13
Welcome to Memphis I'm Lieutenant Boyle This is Sergeant...
Look at him Starling Tell me what you see - The Silence of the Lambs 00:06
Look at him Starling Tell me what you see
It rubs the lotion on its skin It does this whenever it's told - The Silence of the Lambs 00:17
It rubs the lotion on its skin It does this whenever it's...
What do you do when you're not detecting Agent Starling - The Silence of the Lambs 00:18
What do you do when you're not detecting Agent Starling
There are three centres for transsexual surgery Johns Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs 00:09
There are three centres for transsexual surgery Johns...
Crawford's very clever isn't he using you - The Silence of the Lambs 00:17
Crawford's very clever isn't he using you
I graduated from UVA Doctor It's not a charm school - The Silence of the Lambs 00:05
I graduated from UVA Doctor It's not a charm school
Sphingid ceratomia maybe - The Silence of the Lambs 00:36
Sphingid ceratomia maybe
Good evening Clarice - The Silence of the Lambs 00:04
Good evening Clarice
Got ya Miggs you stupid fuck - The Silence of the Lambs 00:06
Got ya Miggs you stupid fuck
I thought the ''yourself'' reference was too hokey for Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs 00:17
I thought the ''yourself'' reference was too hokey for...
We've tried to study him but he's much too sophisticated for the standard tests - The Silence of the Lambs 00:07
We've tried to study him but he's much too sophisticated for...
Just do your job but never forget what he is - The Silence of the Lambs 00:18
Just do your job but never forget what he is
You fly back to school now little Starling - The Silence of the Lambs 00:07
You fly back to school now little Starling
Is it true what they're sayin' - The Silence of the Lambs 00:14
Is it true what they're sayin'
Hester Mofet It's an anagram isn't it Doctor - The Silence of the Lambs 00:14
Hester Mofet It's an anagram isn't it Doctor
All good things to those who wait - The Silence of the Lambs 00:05
All good things to those who wait
If you didn't kill him then who did sir Who can say Best thing for him really - The Silence of the Lambs 00:10
If you didn't kill him then who did sir Who can say Best...
Your anagrams are showing Doctor - The Silence of the Lambs 00:11
Your anagrams are showing Doctor
Now then tell me What did Miggs say to you - The Silence of the Lambs 00:33
Now then tell me What did Miggs say to you
I'm going to show you why we insist on such precautions - The Silence of the Lambs 00:29
I'm going to show you why we insist on such precautions
People will say we're in love - The Silence of the Lambs 00:04
People will say we're in love
Is this Lecter's handwriting - The Silence of the Lambs 00:34
Is this Lecter's handwriting
Jack Crawford is helping your career Apparently he likes you and you like him - The Silence of the Lambs 00:32
Jack Crawford is helping your career Apparently he likes you...
Did you do all these drawings Doctor - The Silence of the Lambs 00:20
Did you do all these drawings Doctor
You're very frank Clarice - The Silence of the Lambs 00:10
You're very frank Clarice
Believe me you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head - The Silence of the Lambs 00:06
Believe me you don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head
Starling when I told that sheriff we shouldn't talk in front of a woman - The Silence of the Lambs 00:21
Starling when I told that sheriff we shouldn't talk in front...
Where are you Dr Lecter I have no plans to call on you Clarice - The Silence of the Lambs 00:09
Where are you Dr Lecter I have no plans to call on you...
Do you know what you look like with your good bag and your cheap shoes - The Silence of the Lambs 00:37
Do you know what you look like with your good bag and your...
It rubs the lotion on its skin It does this whenever it's told - The Silence of the Lambs 00:36
It rubs the lotion on its skin It does this whenever it's...
Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence - The Silence of the Lambs 00:27
Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with...
Tell me Senator Did you nurse Catherine yourself - The Silence of the Lambs 00:37
Tell me Senator Did you nurse Catherine yourself
Why do you think he removes their skins Agent Starling - The Silence of the Lambs 00:20
Why do you think he removes their skins Agent Starling
I do wish we could chat longer but - The Silence of the Lambs 00:17
I do wish we could chat longer but
A census taker once tried to test me - The Silence of the Lambs 00:11
A census taker once tried to test me
We don't have any more time for any of this now - The Silence of the Lambs 00:28
We don't have any more time for any of this now
Hannibal Lecter's being transferred to Memphis - The Silence of the Lambs 00:58
Hannibal Lecter's being transferred to Memphis
Does he hate us - The Silence of the Lambs 00:17
Does he hate us
What you are doing - The Silence of the Lambs 01:01
What you are doing
There's no correlation in the literature between transsexualism and violence - The Silence of the Lambs 01:27
There's no correlation in the literature between...
I keep him in here - The Silence of the Lambs 00:35
I keep him in here
That is very slippery of you - The Silence of the Lambs 00:12
That is very slippery of you
I would not have had that happen to you - The Silence of the Lambs 00:25
I would not have had that happen to you
You still think you're going to walk on some beach and see the birdies - The Silence of the Lambs 00:46
You still think you're going to walk on some beach and see...
Very much as I found him - The Silence of the Lambs 02:53
Very much as I found him
HANNIBAL THE CANNIBAL - The Silence of the Lambs 00:13
HANNIBAL THE CANNIBAL
Like that Gospel Programme - The Silence of the Lambs 00:42
Like that Gospel Programme
I'm Lieutenant Boyle - The Silence of the Lambs 00:14
I'm Lieutenant Boyle
Welcome to Memphis Dr - The Silence of the Lambs 00:26
Welcome to Memphis Dr
Tell me what you see - The Silence of the Lambs 00:13
Tell me what you see
We get a lot of detectives here - The Silence of the Lambs 00:27
We get a lot of detectives here
It rubs the lotion on its skin - The Silence of the Lambs 00:44
It rubs the lotion on its skin
LOOK AT THE BLOOD - The Silence of the Lambs 00:14
LOOK AT THE BLOOD
What do you do when you're not detecting - The Silence of the Lambs 00:40
What do you do when you're not detecting
What do you mean - The Silence of the Lambs 00:42
What do you mean
Crawford is very clever - The Silence of the Lambs 00:41
Crawford is very clever
Catherine Martin - The Silence of the Lambs 01:24
Catherine Martin
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT PAIN IS - The Silence of the Lambs 00:18
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT PAIN IS
You mean this is like a clue from a real murder case - The Silence of the Lambs 00:20
You mean this is like a clue from a real murder case
I graduated from UVa - The Silence of the Lambs 00:21
I graduated from UVa
Listen carefully - The Silence of the Lambs 00:17
Listen carefully
Clarice Starling - The Silence of the Lambs 00:36
Clarice Starling
There are three major centers for transsexual surgery   Johns Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs 00:33
There are three major centers for transsexual surgery ...
And I looked in the phone book - The Silence of the Lambs 00:53
And I looked in the phone book
You stupid fuck - The Silence of the Lambs 00:12
You stupid fuck
Acherontia styx - The Silence of the Lambs 00:28
Acherontia styx
You fly back to school - The Silence of the Lambs 00:09
You fly back to school
Is it true what they're sayin' - The Silence of the Lambs 00:26
Is it true what they're sayin'
And what is that - The Silence of the Lambs 00:25
And what is that
Just do your job - The Silence of the Lambs 00:47
Just do your job
It's an anagram - The Silence of the Lambs 00:15
It's an anagram
All good things to those who wait - The Silence of the Lambs 00:17
All good things to those who wait
Ready when you are - The Silence of the Lambs 00:08
Ready when you are
Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center - The Silence of the Lambs 01:02
Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center
Well Frederica used to work for Mrs - The Silence of the Lambs 02:32
Well Frederica used to work for Mrs
I remember you from my seminar at UVA - The Silence of the Lambs 00:38
I remember you from my seminar at UVA
Your anagrams are showing - The Silence of the Lambs 00:21
Your anagrams are showing
I am going to show you why we insist on such precautions - The Silence of the Lambs 01:03
I am going to show you why we insist on such precautions
If you didn't kill him - The Silence of the Lambs 00:23
If you didn't kill him
I can smell your cunt - The Silence of the Lambs 00:46
I can smell your cunt
Is this Lecter's handwriting - The Silence of the Lambs 01:05
Is this Lecter's handwriting
Hannibal Lecter - The Silence of the Lambs 02:10
Hannibal Lecter
People will say we're in love - The Silence of the Lambs 00:16
People will say we're in love
Did you do all these drawings - The Silence of the Lambs 00:41
Did you do all these drawings
Jack Crawford is helping your career isn't he - The Silence of the Lambs 01:05
Jack Crawford is helping your career isn't he
You still wake up sometimes - The Silence of the Lambs 01:27
You still wake up sometimes
Would you fuck me - The Silence of the Lambs 00:16
Would you fuck me
You're very frank - The Silence of the Lambs 00:29
You're very frank
When I told that sheriff we shouldn't talk in front of a woman - The Silence of the Lambs 00:34
When I told that sheriff we shouldn't talk in front of a...
He won't come after me - The Silence of the Lambs 00:25
He won't come after me
You don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head - The Silence of the Lambs 00:19
You don't want Hannibal Lecter inside your head
Why do you think he removes their skins - The Silence of the Lambs 00:27
Why do you think he removes their skins
Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with violence - The Silence of the Lambs 01:07
Look for severe childhood disturbances associated with...
I've no plans to call on you - The Silence of the Lambs 00:24
I've no plans to call on you
You know what you look like to me - The Silence of the Lambs 02:36
You know what you look like to me
Did you nurse Catherine yourself - The Silence of the Lambs 01:43
Did you nurse Catherine yourself
First principles - The Silence of the Lambs 01:55
First principles
I will listen now - The Silence of the Lambs 03:44
I will listen now
After your father's murder - The Silence of the Lambs 03:50
After your father's murder
I do wish we could chat longer - The Silence of the Lambs 00:22
I do wish we could chat longer
A census taker once tried to test me - The Silence of the Lambs 00:27
A census taker once tried to test me
I'd fuck me - The Silence of the Lambs 00:20
I'd fuck me
I rolled the dice - The Silence of the Lambs 00:33
I rolled the dice
I don't know - The Silence of the Lambs 00:23
I don't know
Your name is - The Silence of the Lambs 03:09
Your name is
I bit my wrist - The Silence of the Lambs 00:14
I bit my wrist
Hester Mofet - The Silence of the Lambs 00:30
Hester Mofet
Good evening - The Silence of the Lambs 01:14
Good evening
Do not approach the glass - The Silence of the Lambs 00:59
Do not approach the glass
Crawford wants to see you in his office - The Silence of the Lambs 00:15
Crawford wants to see you in his office
Clarice   have the lambs stopped screaming - The Silence of the Lambs 00:16
Clarice have the lambs stopped screaming
Believe me - The Silence of the Lambs 00:19
Believe me
Agent Starling - The Silence of the Lambs 00:43
Agent Starling
With your good bag and your cheap shoes - The Silence of the Lambs 02:47
With your good bag and your cheap shoes
Where are you - The Silence of the Lambs 00:13
Where are you
What did Miggs say to you - The Silence of the Lambs 00:48
What did Miggs say to you
We've tried to study him - The Silence of the Lambs 00:23
We've tried to study him
Transferred - The Silence of the Lambs 00:58
Transferred
Sergeant Tate - The Silence of the Lambs 00:36
Sergeant Tate
Our Billy wasn't born a criminal - The Silence of the Lambs 01:05
Our Billy wasn't born a criminal
Thank you - The Silence of the Lambs 00:11
Thank you
Louis Friend - The Silence of the Lambs 00:23
Louis Friend
Just ignore him - The Silence of the Lambs 00:24
Just ignore him

Cast

Clarice Starling - Jodie Foster
FBI Instructor - Lawrence A. Bonney
Ardelia Mapp - Kasi Lemmons
Agent Burroughs - Lawrence T. Wrentz
Jack Crawford - Scott Glenn
Dr. Frederick Chilton - Anthony Heald
Friendly Psychopath - Don Brockett
Brooding Psychopath - Frank Seals Jr.
Miggs - Stuart Rudin
Dr. Hannibal Lecter - Anthony Hopkins
Young Clarice (as Masha Skorobogatov) - Maria Skorobogatov
Clarice's Father - Jeffrie Lane
Mr. Lang - Leib Lensky
Mr. Lang's Driver (as Red Schwartz) - George 'Red' Schwartz
TV Evangelist - Jim Roche
Catherine Martin - Brooke Smith
Jame Gumb - Ted Levine
Boxing Instructor - James B. Howard
Mr. Brigham - Bill Miller
Agent Terry - Chuck Aber
Oscar - Gene Borkan
Sheriff Perkins - Pat McNamara
Dr. Akin - Kenneth Utt
Roden - Dan Butler
Pilcher - Paul Lazar
'Precious' - Darla
TV Anchor Woman - Adelle Lutz
TV Anchor Man (as Obba Babatunde) - Obba Babatundé
TV Sportscaster - George Michael
Senator Ruth Martin - Diane Baker
FBI Director Hayden Burke - Roger Corman
Paul Krendler - Ron Vawter
Lt. Boyle - Charles Napier
Sen. Martin's Aide - Jim Dratfield
1st Reporter (as Stanton-Miranda) - D. Stanton Miranda
2nd Reporter - Rebecca Saxon
Sgt. Tate - Danny Darst
Officer Jacobs - Cynthia Ettinger
Officer Murray - Brent Hinkley
Airport Flirt - Steve Wyatt
Sgt. Pembry - Alex Coleman
Spooked Memphis Cop - David Early
Tall Memphis Cop (as Andre Blake) - Andre B. Blake
Distraught Memphis Cop (as Bill Dalzell III) - Bill Dalzell
SWAT Commander - Chris Isaak
SWAT Communicator - Daniel von Bargen
SWAT Shooter (as Tommy LaFitte) - Tommy Lafitte
EMS Attendant - Josh Broder
EMS Driver - Buzz Kilman
Mr. Bimmel - Harry Northup
Stacy Hubka - Lauren Roselli
Flower Delivery Man - Lamont Arnold
Woman with Priest on Chilton's Plane - Kate Castle
Priest on Chilton's Plane - Robert W. Castle
Guido Paonessa - Gary Goetzman
State Trooper - John Hall
Autopsy Victim - Chris McGinn
Orderly - Jason Menz
FBI Agent - Ted Monte
FBI Agent in Memphis - George A. Romero
Benjamin Raspail (Head in a Jar) - Edward Saxon
Prison Guard - Mike Schaeffer
SWAT Team Member - Ted Tally
Man in Dashiki on Chilton's Plane - Jiggs Walker