Hannibal Lecter Quotes that Will Terrify You

Stephanie Kirby

Check out these Hannibal Lecter quotes to learn more about one of the scariest horror characters!

Thomas Harris created Dr. Hannibal Lecter originally for his novel Red Dragon in 1981.

Since then, he has appeared in multiple movies, the most famous being Silence of the Lambs.

Hannibal was a respected forensic psychiatrist before it was found out that he was a serial killer that ate his victims, and they put him in prison.

After his imprisonment, he consults with the FBI to help find other serial killers, but can you trust a killer?

Hannibal uses his superior intelligence to seduce his victims and to toy with the minds of others.

Hannibal has become one of the most known horror villains in history.

In 2003 the American Film Institute named the Hannibal character portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, the greatest villain in American cinema.

Learn more about this bone-chilling character through these Hannibal quotes!

Hannibal quotes by Thomas Harris, Hannibal’s creator

The quotes are right from the source and will give you further insight into the character.

1. “Dr. Lecter” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

2. “We can only learn so much and live.” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

3. “BARNEY HAD never been in the barn before.” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

4. “You would think such a day would tremble to begin.” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

5. “Death and danger do not have to come with trappings.” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

6. “Which do you think, Commendatore? Bowels in or out?” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

7. “The world will not be this way within the reach of my arm.” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

8. “Too many was too many, but way too many was just right.” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

9. “There is a spark of intelligence and a terrible practicality in pigs.” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

10. “The worm that destroys you is the temptation to agree with your critics, to get their approval.” ― Thomas Harris, Hannibal

Hannibal Lecter quotes from the monster himself

The following quotes will give you a glimpse into the mind of Hannibal himself!

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11. “I will either find a way or make one.”  Hannibal Lecter

12. “Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me.”  Hannibal Lecter

13. “Well Clarice, Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?”  Hannibal Lecter

14. “I Do Admire Your Courage. I Think I’ll Eat Your Heart!”  Hannibal Lecter

15. “As a doctor I had no choice. As a philosopher I had too many.”  Hannibal Lecter

16. “I Do Wish We Could Chat Longer, But I’m Having An Old Friend For Dinner.”  Hannibal Lecter

17. “God has given to man no sharper spur to victory than contempt of death.”  Hannibal Lecter

18. “Have You Ever Seen Blood In The Moonlight, Will? It Appears Quite Black.” Hannibal Lecter

19. “I Must Confess To You, I’m Giving Very Serious Thought… To Eating Your Wife!”  Hannibal Lecter

20. “When The Fox Hears The Rabbit Scream, He Comes A-Runnin’, But Not To Help!”  Hannibal Lecter

The scariest character is the one you don’t suspect

Dr. Hannibal Lecter is such a memorable character because you would think a forensic psychiatrist would be one of the good guys.

The fact that Hannibal has a great cover is how he gets his victims.

Please share these Hannibal Lecter quotes with your friends and family that love a good scare!

Post any comments in the comment section below to keep the conversation going.

Stephanie Kirby
Stephanie Kirby is a Lifestyle Writer at Everyday Power and the Founder of Rising River Marketing. She is also experienced in SEO and WordPress. As a freelance writer, she has helped create content that will position business owners as an authority in their markets while providing valuable content for their readers. The principal areas of work include content surrounding mental health, leadership and personal development, and small business growth. She enjoys partnering with therapists and coaches to help them connect with clients online and better the world by helping people.She understands that customer service is a key component in growing your business. Focusing on the minor details and ensuring that the customer or reader has an excellent experience is paramount to success. She strives to carry those details into every aspect of businesses, including any content she creates.
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