There are so many great "Silence of the Lambs" quotes that picking the best ones is a difficult task. Between the astute observations of Clarice Starling, the icy intelligence of Lecter and Buffalo Bill's creepy proclamations, "Silence of the Lambs" is one of the creepiest thrillers out there with some of the best quotes. Here are a few of the movie's greatest lines:

  1. "Your anagrams are showing, Doctor. Louis Friend? Iron sulfide, also known as fool's gold." - Clarice Starling This "Silence of the Lambs" quote exemplifies Starling's refusal to play Lecter's games. Quotes like these are a big part of what makes her such an enjoyable character.

  2. "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti." - Hannibal Lecter When people think of "Silence of the Lambs" quotes, this is usually the first one that comes to mind. It's hard to drink a glass of Chianti without it coming to mind.

  3. "It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again." - Jame 'Buffalo Bill' Gumb Buffalo Bill only has a few lines, but this quote is one of the most blood-chilling. The silliness and the coldness combine to make him a terrifying character.

  4. "I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old friend for dinner. Bye." - Hannibal Lecter It's hard to resist such a wicked play on words, especially when it means that an unsavory character is about to come to a bad end.

  5. "I've no plans to call on you, Clarice. The world is more interesting with you in it. " - Hannibal Lecter As terrifying as he is, Lecter is still capable of appreciating tough and intelligent Clarice Starling. His assurance that he doesn't plan to kill her is oddly sweet, in a psychotic way.

- Lara Stewart