Hannibal Quotes

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When the Fox hears the Rabbit scream he comes a-runnin', but not to help.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs)
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Nothing made me happen. I happened.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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The tragedy is not to die, but to be wasted.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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I’ll take him outside and beat him for making my girl cry. (Acheron) Really? (Kat) Absolutely. Forget medieval, I’ll break Atlantean on his ass, and you’ve seen what a ticked-off Atlantean god can do. Makes Hannibal Lecter look like a crybaby. (Acheron)
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Sherrilyn Kenyon (Devil May Cry (Dark-Hunter, #11))
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Being smart spoils a lot of things, doesn't it?
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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It's fear, Jack. The man deals with a huge amount of fear.' Because he got hurt?' No, not entirely. Fear comes with imagination, it's a penalty, it's the price of imagination.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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…well just call me Hannibal Lecter. With cleavage.
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Jeaniene Frost (This Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5))
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It's hard to have anything isn't it? Rare to get it, hard to keep it. This is a damn slippery planet.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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I'm giving serious thought into eating yor wife” - Hannibal Lecter
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Thomas Harris
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Are you looking for sympathy? You'll find it in the dictionary between shit and syphilis
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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She didn't give a damn about some of them, but she had grown to learn that inattention can be a stratagem to avoid pain, and that it is often misread as shallowness and indifference.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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I think it's easy to mistake understanding for empathy - we want empathy so badly. Maybe learning to make that distinction is part of growing up. It's hard and ugly to know somebody can understand you without even liking you.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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Nothing makes us more vulnerable than loneliness except greed.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Silence can mock.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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If I saw you everyday forever, I would remember this time.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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We can only learn so much and live.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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We live in a primitive timeβ€”don’t we, Will?β€”neither savage nor wise. Half measures are the curse of it. Any rational society would either kill me or give me my books.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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The worm that destroys you is the temptation to agree with your critics, to get their approval.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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I'm not sure you get wiser as you get older, Starling, but you do learn to dodge a certain amount of hell.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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He lives down in a ribcage in the dry leaves of a heart.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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God's creatures who cried themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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I collect church collapses, recreationally. Did you see the recent one in Sicily? Marvelous! The facade fell on sixty-five grandmothers at a special mass. Was that evil? If so, who did it? If he's up there, he just loves it, Officer Starling. Typhoid and swans - it all comes from the same place.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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The most stable elements, Clarice, appear in the middle of the periodic table, roughly between iron and silver. Between iron and silver. I think that is appropriate for you.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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You must understand that when you are writing a novel you are not making anything up. It's all there and you just have to find it.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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Over this odd world, this half the world that's dark now, I have to hunt a thing that lives on tears.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Psychopaths don't act like Hannibal Lecter or Norman Bates. They come off like Hugh Grant, in his most adorable role.
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Dave Cullen (Columbine)
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Nothing happened to me, Officer Starling. I happened. You can't reduce me to a set of influences.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Problem-solving is hunting; it is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Are you okay?" Kelly cried. "I shot dinner," Nick said. Kelly snorted. "Look, Hannibal, you can shoot back if they 're shooting at you, but it's still not okay to eat them afterward.
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Abigail Roux (Ball & Chain (Cut & Run, #8))
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What does he do, Clarice? What is the first and principal thing he does, what need does he serve by killing? He covets. How do we begin to covet? We begin by coveting what we see every day.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Hello Clarice...
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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He was so pretty I wanted to frame him and put him on my nightstand in a totally non-creepy, non-Hannibal Lector skin-suit-wearing kind of way.
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Tara Sivec (Seduction and Snacks (Chocolate Lovers, #1))
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You know how cats do. They hide to die. Dogs come home.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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There is a common emotion we all recognize and have not yet namedβ€”the happy anticipation of being able to feel contempt.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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You would think such a day would tremble to begin . . .
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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If Paris were missing, heΒ΄d want the same guys looking for him. Seriously, the only team capable of getting better results would be Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Hannibal
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Gena Showalter (The Darkest Seduction (Lords of the Underworld, #9))
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One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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I am the dragon, and you call me insane.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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Did you ever think, Clarice, why the Philistines don't understand you? It's because you are the answer to Samson's riddle. You are the honey in the lion.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Dr. Fell, do you believe a man could become so obsessed with a woman, from a single encounter? Could he daily feel a stab of hunger for her and find nourishment in the very sight of her? I think so. But would she see through the bars of his plight and ache for him?
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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I love myself that much and I will never apologize to you.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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God forbid I should bleed to death, eh? Then you'd have to cart around my rotting corpse. (Kyrian) Could you be any more morbid? Jeez, who was your idol growing up? Boris Karloff? (Amanda) Hannibal, actually. (Kyrian) You're trying to scare me, aren't you? Well, it won't work. I grew up in a house with an angry poltergeist and two sisters who used to conjure demons just to fight them. Buster, I've seen it all and your gallows humor isn't working on me. (Amanda)
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Sherrilyn Kenyon (Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter #1))
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The advantage of beating a mute is he can't tell on you.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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Evil's just destructive? Then storms are evil, if it's that simple. And we have fire, and there there's hail. Underwriters lump it all under 'Acts of God.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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We will either find a way or make one.
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Hannibal
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But the face on the pillow, rosy in the firelight, is certainly that of Clarice Starling, and she sleeps deeply, sweetly, in the silence of the lambs.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Can you smell his sweat? That peculiar goatish odor is trans-3-methyl-2 hexenoic acid. Remember it, it's the smell of schizophrenia.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Orion is above the horizon now, and near it Jupiter, brighter than it will ever be ... But i expect you can see it too. Some of our stars are the same.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Shiloh isn’t haunted – men are haunted. Shiloh doesn’t care.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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I expect most psychiatrists have a patient or two they'd like to refer to me.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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… It is not healing to see your childhood home, but it helps you measure whether you are broken, and how and why, assuming you want to know.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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Good-bye Clarice. Will you let me know if ever the lambs stop screaming?" "Yes." Pembry was taking her arm. It was go or fight him. "Yes," she said. "I'll tell you." "Do you promise?""Yes.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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I would not have had that happen to you. Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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What he has in addition is pure empathy and projection,” Dr. Bloom said. β€œHe can assume your point of view, or mine – and maybe some other points of view that scare and sicken him. It’s an uncomfortable gift, Jack. Perception’s a tool that’s pointed on both ends.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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On a related subject, Signore Pazzi, I must confess to you: I'm giving serious thought to eating your wife.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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The very air had screams smeared on it. He flinched from the noise in this silent room.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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Back at his chair he cannot remember what he was reading. He feels the books beside him to find the one that is warm.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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When it was time to head to class, Vincent came back over to walk them. One look at Vincent’s face and she let him; bringing Hannibal Lecter out wasn’t on her to-do list for the day.
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Sarah Brianne (Nero (Made Men, #1))
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I'll confess it is pleasant to look at you asleep. You're quite beautiful, Clarice.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Every person is worth your time, Hannibal. If at first appearance a person seems dull, then look harder, look into him.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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A census taker tried to quantify me once. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a big Amarone. Go back to school, little Starling.
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Thomas Harris
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I have no plans to call on you, Clarice, the world being more interesting with you in it.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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He was numb except for dreading the loss of numbness.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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The first step in the development of taste is to be willing to to credit your own opinion.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Lecter is so lucid, so perceptive; he's trained in psychiatry... and he's a mass murderer.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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Ego Tripping I was born in the congo I walked to the fertile crescent and built the sphinx I designed a pyramid so tough that a star that only glows every one hundred years falls into the center giving divine perfect light I am bad I sat on the throne drinking nectar with allah I got hot and sent an ice age to europe to cool my thirst My oldest daughter is nefertiti the tears from my birth pains created the nile I am a beautiful woman I gazed on the forest and burned out the sahara desert with a packet of goat's meat and a change of clothes I crossed it in two hours I am a gazelle so swift so swift you can't catch me For a birthday present when he was three I gave my son hannibal an elephant He gave me rome for mother's day My strength flows ever on My son noah built new/ark and I stood proudly at the helm as we sailed on a soft summer day I turned myself into myself and was jesus men intone my loving name All praises All praises I am the one who would save I sowed diamonds in my back yard My bowels deliver uranium the filings from my fingernails are semi-precious jewels On a trip north I caught a cold and blew My nose giving oil to the arab world I am so hip even my errors are correct I sailed west to reach east and had to round off the earth as I went The hair from my head thinned and gold was laid across three continents I am so perfect so divine so ethereal so surreal I cannot be comprehended except by my permission I mean...I...can fly like a bird in the sky...
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Nikki Giovanni
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Don't think you can persuade me with appeals to my intellectual vanity.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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I'm going to cut you loose. With all due respect, Doctor, if you fuck with me I'll shoot you dead, here and now. Do you understand that?"- Clarice "Perfectly."- Hannibal Lecter "Do right and you'll live through this." -Clarice
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Gratitude’s got a short half-life, Clarice.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Mischa, we take comfort in knowing there is no God. That you are not enslaved in Heaven, made to kiss God’s ass forever. What you have is better than Paradise. You have blessed oblivion. I miss you every day.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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Life's too slippery for books, Clarice; anger appears as lust, lupus presents as hives.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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My parents didn't grow up here or anything. They chose to live in this nowhere town. Why? Because it was named after Hannibal of Carthage. Their basic train of thought was this: Hannibal's Rest? And we're naming our child after Alexander the Great? MARVELOUS. Ah, the history, it tickles. Sometimes I wanted to beat my parents over the head with a frying pan.
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Francesca Zappia (Made You Up)
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Hannibal at eighteen was rooting for Mephistopheles and contemptuous of Faust, but he only half-listened to the climax. He was watching and breathing Lady Murasaki...
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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In the vaults of our hearts and brains, danger waits. All the chambers are not lovely, light and high. There are holes in the floor of the mind, like those in a medieval dungeon floor - the stinking oubliettes, named for forgetting, bottle-shaped cells in solid rock with the trapdoor in the top. Nothing escapes from them quietly to ease us. A quake, some betrayal by our safeguards, and sparks of memory fire the noxious gases - things trapped for years fly free, ready to explode in pain and drive us to dangerous behavior...
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Then what are you? An electronic Hannibal Lector? You can't eat my liver with fava beans through a modem, you know.
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Dean Koontz (Demon Seed)
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We assign a moment to decision, to dignify the process as a timely result of rational and conscious thought. But decisions are made of kneaded feelings; they are more often a lump than a sum.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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We routinely leave our small children in day care among strangers. At the same time, in our guilt we evince paranoia about strangers and foster fear in children.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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People don't always tell you what they are thinking. They just see to it that you don't advance in life.
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Anthony Hopkins
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Either I will find a way or I will make one. So said Hannibal crossing the Alps.
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Habbibal Barca
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It's easy to mistake understanding for empathy - we want empathy so badly. Maybe learning to make that distinction is part of growing up. It's hard and ugly to know somebody can understand you without even liking you.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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There is no murder. We make murder, and it matters only to us.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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The mirrors in your mind can reflect the best of yourself, not the worst of someone else.
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Hannibal
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Intense fear comes in waves; the body can’t stand it for long at a time.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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What do you look at while you’re making up your mind? Ours is not a reflective culture, we do no raise our eyes up to the hills. Most of the time we decide the critical things while looking at the linoleum floor of an institutional corridor, or whispering hurriedly in a waiting room with a television blatting nonsense.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal)
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We don't begin to covet with imagined things. Coveting is a very literal sin–we begin to covet with tangibles, we begin with what we see every day.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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... the washing machine's rhythm was like a giant heartbeat, and the rush of its waters was what the unborn hear- our last memory of peace.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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He knew that a middle-aged man can be so desperate for wisdom he may try to make some up, and how deadly that can be to a youngster who believes him.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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She was charming way a cub is charming, a small cub that will grow up to be like one of the big cats. One you can't play with later
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Because it's his bad luck to be the best.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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It's hard and ugly to know someone can understand you without even liking you.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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This is a high security men’s institution and they are complaining about me? Have you seen the guy who thinks he is Hannibal Lecter?
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Trevor Alan Foris (The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue)
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I know what you're afraid of. It's not pain, or solitude. It's indignity you can't stand, Hannibal, you're like a cat that way.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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She wanted to go inside. She wanted to go in, wanting it as we want to jump from balconies, as the glint of the rails tempts us when we hear the approaching train.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Almost every place has a moment of the day, an angle and intensity of light, in which it looks its best. When you're stuck someplace, you learn that time and you look forward to it.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Just before nightfall, Hannibal approached Lecter castle through the woods. As he looked at his home, his feelings remained curiously flat; it is not healing to see your childhood home, but it helps you measure whether you are broken, and how and why, assuming you want to know.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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In her way, she was a hard one. Faith in any sort of natural justice was nothing but a night light; she knew of that. Whatever she did, she would end the same way with everyone does: flat on her back with a tube in her nose, wondering, "Is this all?
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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I’m not like Hannibal Lector, don’t worry. Human flesh doesn’t interest me, not in a culinary way.
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Aubrey Dark (His (Dark Romance #1))
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When Will Graham could open his right eye, he saw the clock and knew where he was- an intensive-care unit. He knew to watch the clock. Its movement assured him that this was passing, would pass. That's what it was there for.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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The world will not be this way within the reach of my arm.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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In making friends, she was wary of people who foster dependency and feed on it. She had been involved with a few--the blind attract them, and they are the enemy.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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Man, some open doors were not welcoming, and that was so the case hereβ€”less hi-how’re-ya, more come-in-so-your-skin-can-be-used-to-make-a-super-hero-cape-for-one-of-Hannibal-Lecter’s-patients.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7))
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He’s a monster. I think of him as one of those pitiful things that are born in hospitals from time to time. They feed it, and keep it warm, but they don’t put it on the machines and it dies. Lecter is the same way in his head, but he looks normal and nobody could tell.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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To write a novel, you begin with what you can see and then you add what came before and what came after. ...You must understand that when you are writing a novel you are not making anything up. It's all there and you just have to find it.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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M for Mischa.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
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It occurred to Dr. Lecter in the moment that with all his knowledge and intrusion, he could never entirely predict her, or own her at all. He could feed the caterpillar, he could whisper through the chrysalis; what hatched out followed its own nature and was beyond him. He wondered if she had the .45 on her leg beneath the gown. Clarice Starling smiled at him then, the cabochons caught the firelight and the monster was lost in self-congratulation at his own exquisite taste and cunning.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Occasionally, on purpose, Dr. Lecter drops a teacup to shatter on the floor. He is satisfied when it does not gather itself together. For many months now, he has not seen Mischa in his dreams. Someday perhaps a cup will come together. Or somewhere Starling may hear a crossbow string and come to some unwilled awakening, if indeed she even sleeps.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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He looked up and saw her and his breath stopped in his throat. His hands stopped too, still spread above the keyboard. Harpsichord notes do not carry, and in the sudden quiet of the drawing room they both heard him take his next breath.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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And your dinner for the orchestra officials." "Haven't you ever had people coming over and no time to shop? You have to make do with what's in the fridge, Clarice. May I call you Clarice?
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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Any rational society would either kill me or give me my books.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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You didn’t draw a freak. You drew a man with a freak on his back. Nothing wrong with you, kid.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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When you feel strain, keep your mouth shut if you can.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
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It occured to Starling how much Roden would benefit from an elbow smash in the hinge of his jaw.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
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He could feed the caterpillar, he could whisper through the chrysalis; what hatched out followed its own nature and was beyond him.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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He could see that he had too many flowers in the room, and must add more to make it come back right again. Too many flowers was too many, but way too many was just right.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
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Hannibal had entered his heart’s long winter. He slept soundly and was not visited in dreams as humans are.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising)
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That wasn’t defense. That was fucking psychopath behavior. You were one step behind Hannibal Lecter with that shit.
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Alessandra Torre (The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden, #1))
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Graham had a lot of trouble with taste. Often his thoughts were not tasty. There were no effective partitions in his mind. What he saw and learned touched everything else he knew. Some of the combinations were hard to live with. But he could not anticipate them, could not block and repress. His learned values of decency and propriety tagged along, shocked at his associations, appalled at his dreams; sorry that in the bone arena of his skull there were no forts for what he loved. His associations came at the speed of light. His value judgments were at the pace of a responsive reading. They could never keep up and direct his thinking. He viewed his own mentality as grotesque but useful, like a chair made of antlers. There was nothing he could do about it.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
We rarely get to prepare ourselves in meadows or on graveled walks; we do it on short notice in places without windows, hospital corridors, rooms like this lounge with its cracked plastic sofa and Cinzano ashtrays, where the cafe curtains cover blank concrete. In rooms like this, with so little time, we prepare our gestures, get them by heart so we can do them when we're frightened in the face of Doom.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Waste and stupidity get you the worst, that’s what he said. Use this time and it’ll temper you. Now’s the hardest testβ€”not letting rage and frustration keep you from thinking. It’s the core of whether you can command or not.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
This thing, what is it in itself, in its own constitution? What is its substance and material?
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Marcus Aurelius
β€œ
In the Green Machine there is no mercy; we make mercy, manufacture it in parts that have overgrown our basic reptile brain. There is no murder. We make murder, and it matters only to us.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Indeed, that is the nature of crowds: the mob is either a humble slave or a cruel aster. As for the middle way of liberty, the mob can neither take it nor keep it with any respect for moderation or law.
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Livy (The History of Rome, Books 21-30: The War with Hannibal)
β€œ
Before Me you are a slug in the sun. You are privy to a great Becoming and you recognize nothing. You are an ant in the after-birth. It is in your nature to do one thing correctly: before Me you rightly tremble. Fear is not what you owe Me, Lounds, you and the other pismires. You owe Me awe.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Spaces devoted to Hannibal Lecter’s earliest years differ from the other archives in being incomplete. Some are static scenes, fragmentary, like painted attic shards held together by blank plaster. Other rooms hold sound and motion, great snakes wrestling and heaving in the dark and lit in flashes. Pleas and screaming fill some places on the grounds where Hannibal himself cannot go. But the corridors do not echo screaming, and there is music if you like.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
β€œ
He moves smoothly and slowly, carrying his concentration like a brimming cup.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Dr. Doemling, does he want to fuck her or kill her, or eat her, or what?' Mason asked, exhausting the possibilities he could see. 'Probably all three,' Dr. Doemling said.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
the longing need to be noticed that is often miscalled ego.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
It was as though committing murders had purged him of lesser rudeness. Or perhaps, Starling thought, it excited him to see her marked in this particular way. She couldn't tell. The sparks in his eyes flew into his darkness like fireflies down a cave.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
I will find a way -- or make one.
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”
Hannibal
β€œ
It would be so nice to be wanted by someone with the courage to get his hat or stay as he damn pleased, and who gave her credit for the same. Someone who didn't worry about her.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
I love it when a plan comes together! - Hannibal Smith, A-Team
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”
Stephen J. Cannell
β€œ
They waited for the elevator. " Most people love butterflies and hate moth," he said. "But moths are more interesting - more engaging." "They're destructive." "Some are, a lot are, but they live in all kinds of ways. Just like we do." Silence for one floor. "There's a moth, more than one in fact, that lives only on tears," he offered. "That's all they eat or drink." "What kind of tears? Whose tears?" "The tears of large land mammals, about our size. The old definition of moth was, 'anything that gradually, silently eats, consumes, or wages any other thing.' It was a verb for destruction too. . . .
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Dr. Lecter, erect as a dancer and carrying Starling in his arms, came out from behind the gate, walked barefoot out of the barn, through the pigs. Dr. Lecter walked through the sea of tossing backs and bloodspray in the barn.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
Ready when you are Sergeant Pempbry.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Which do you think, Commendatore? Bowels in or out?
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
Salvador [Dali] was brought up in Spain, a country colored by the legends of Hannibal, El Greco, and Cervantes. I was brought up in Ohio, a region steeped in the tradition of Coxey's Army, the Anti-Saloon League, and William Howard Taft.
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James Thurber
β€œ
I know.” His hand ran across the floor, making shapes in the nonexistent dust. β€œHave you ever seen those shows starring serial-killer main characters? Dexter? Hannibal? Some of those sexy vampire ones the mafia funds to lure victims to them? They make all sorts of excuses for the serial killers. β€˜It’s okay, he’s killing bad guys.’ β€˜It’s okay, because it happened offscreen.’ I hate those. I hate when people do that to me. When they try to make me sympathetic, moralize all the decisions that aren’t moral.
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”
Rebecca Schaeffer (Not Even Bones (Market of Monsters, #1))
β€œ
He did it because he liked it. Still does. Dr. Lecter is not crazy, in any common way we think of being crazy. He did some hideous things because he enjoyed them. But he can function perfectly when he wants to.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
We will either find a way, or make one.
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Hannibal
β€œ
Show Dr. Princi your teeth. That's right, let's see 'em all. Christ, Sparks, is that your tongue or are you swallowing a squirrel? Keep moving -
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Killing somebody, even if you have to do it, it feels that bad?' 'Willy, it's one of the ugliest things in the world.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
You must understand that when you are writing a novel you are not making anything up.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
They tried sodium amytal on him three years ago trying to find out where he buried a Princeton student,” Graham said. β€œHe gave them a recipe for dip.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Baby needs a new pair of shoes,' he said. 'My baby doesn't need any shoes.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
[T]here is no consensus in the psychiatric community that Dr. Lecter should be termed a man. He has long been regarded by his professional peers in psychiatry, many of whom fear his acid pen in the professional journals, as something entirely Other. For convenience, they term him β€œmonster”.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
The enemy inside Graham agreed with any accusation.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Pachelbel’s Canon filled the sun-drowned room where they learned each other and even then the fear flickered across him like an osprey’s shadow: This is too good to live for long.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
The intimacy of the detail - why The Silence of the Lambs is quite possibly the Thriller Writer's bible.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Curious how things can work on you even when you recognize them.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Pictures ... flashed on her in sudden color, too much color, shocking color, the color that leaps out of black when lightning strikes at night.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
He follows several trains of thought at once, without distraction from any, and one of the trains is always for his own amusement.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising (Hannibal Lecter, #4))
β€œ
I will either find a way, or make one.
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”
Hannibal Barca
β€œ
When I said that Mercy stood Within the borders of the wood, I meant the lenient beast with claws And bloody swift-dispatching jaws. β€”LAWRENCE SPINGARN
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal Rising)
β€œ
Dolarhyde bore screams as a sculptor bears dust from the beaten stone.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
The exposition of Atrocious Torture Instruments could not fail to appeal to a connoisseur of the worst in mankind. But the essence of the worst, the true asafoetida of the human spirit, is not found in the Iron Maiden or the whetted edge; Elemental Ugliness is found in the faces of the crowd.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
When you were so depressed after you shot Mr. Garrett Jacob Hobbs to death, it wasn’t the act that got you down, was it? Really, didn’t you feel so bad because killing him felt so good? Think about it, but don’t worry about it. Why shouldn’t it feel good? It must feel good to Godβ€”He does it all the time, and are we not made in His image?
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
One New Orleans officer who served with Graham commented, β€œWell, you can call him retired, but the feds like to know he’s around. It’s like having a king snake under the house. They may not see him much, but it’s nice to know he’s there to eat the moccasins.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
You still wake up sometimes, don’t you? Wake up in the iron dark with the lambs screaming?” β€œSometimes.” β€œDo you think if you caught Buffalo Bill yourself and if you made Catherine all right, you could make the lambs stop screaming, do you think they’d be all right too and you wouldn’t wake up again in the dark and hear the lambs screaming? Clarice?” β€œYes. I don’t know. Maybe.” β€œThank you, Clarice.” Dr. Lecter seemed oddly at peace.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
His empty hands hanging palms forward at his sides, he stood at the window looking to the empty east. He did not look for dawn; east was only the way the window faced.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Will Graham, the keenest hound ever to run in Crawford’s pack, was a legend at the Academy; he was also a drunk in Florida now with a face that was hard to look at, they said.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
He viewed his own mentality as grotesque but useful, like a chair made of antlers.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
He was a person who agreed with everything his victim said before he killed him.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
If you spend time in a mental hospital you pick up the drill. You could pass as an orderly, get a job doing it when you got out,” Graham said.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Was that job offer you worked into the blessing? I never saw such tact.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
Problem solving is hunting. It's a savage pleasure and we're born to it.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
The sun's a mattress fire her God died in.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Crawford was home for a month from the hospital, the chest pains came again in the night. Instead of calling an ambulance and going through it all again, he chose simply to roll over to the solace of his late wife’s side of the bed.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
How do you behave when you know the conventional honors are dross? When you have come to believe with Marcus Aurelius that the opinion of future generations will be worth no more than the opinion of the current one? Is it possible to behave well then? Desirable to behave well then?
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
You said that I, who see more than you, am insane. I, who pushed the world so much further than you, am insane. I have dared more than you, I have pressed my unique seal so much deeper in the earth, where it will last longer than your dust...you owe me awe.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Do you know how you caught me, Will?' 'Good-bye, Dr. Lecter. You can leave messages for me at the number on the file.' Graham walked away. 'Do you know how you caught me?' Graham was out of Lecter's sight now, and he walked faster toward the far steel door. 'The reason you caught me is that we're just alike' was the last thing Graham heard as the steel door closed behind him.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
En este extraΓ±o mundo, esta mitad del mundo que ahora estΓ‘ a oscuras, tengo que perseguir a un ser que se alimenta de lΓ‘grimas
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
It says: Graham home Marathon, Florida. Save yourself. Kill them all.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
that there had to be a place in the world for Mischa, a prime place vacated for her, and I came to think, Clarice, that the best place in the world was yours.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
He was alone because he was Unique.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
He came back to the car, long legs lifting high in the snow, and there was snow in his hair and on his eyelashes and I remembered that I love him. It felt like something breaking with a little pain and spilling warm.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
We had a little slave boy whom we had hired from some one, there in Hannibal. He was from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and had been brought away from his family and his friends, half way across the American continent, and sold. He was a cheery spirit, innocent and gentle, and the noisiest creature that ever was, perhaps. All day long he was singing, whistling, yelling, whooping, laughing - it was maddening, devastating, unendurable. At last, one day, I lost all my temper, and went raging to my mother, and said Sandy had been singing for an hour without a single break, and I couldn't stand it, and wouldn't she please shut him up. The tears came into her eyes, and her lip trembled, and she said something like this - 'Poor thing, when he sings, it shows that he is not remembering, and that comforts me; but when he is still, I am afraid he is thinking, and I cannot bear it. He will never see his mother again; if he can sing, I must not hinder it, but be thankful for it. If you were older, you would understand me; then that friendless child's noise would make you glad.' It was a simple speech, and made up of small words, but it went home, and Sandy's noise was not a trouble to me any more.
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Mark Twain (The Autobiography of Mark Twain)
β€œ
Have you met James Sabine?' I'm getting a little heated now. 'Well, let me tell you, getting some sort of repartee going with him is like trying to get some sort of repartee going with HANNIBAL LECTER!' I am suddenly aware of someone standing in close proximity to me and I glance up to find James Sabine staring straight back down at me. I don't know how long he has been there, but probably long enough. 'Who is my cousin and a very nice man …' I murmur into the mouthpiece
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Sarah Mason (Playing James)
β€œ
I’ve got to get my body back. While I like wearing you, I’d rather wear you as a blanket on top of me and not the skin I’m walking around in. It has this whole Hannibal Lecter aspect that’s really creeping me out.”Jo β€œHannibal Lecter?” Cadegan β€œIt’s a TV show and book character. Not really important. Like a wombat in a blender.” Jo β€œI’m not sure what this blender is, but I think I should be feeling bad for that poor wombat.” Cadegan
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Sherrilyn Kenyon (Son of No One (Dark-Hunter, #23; Hellchaser, #5; Were-Hunter, #8, Lords of Avalon, #3))
β€œ
He held it at arm's length, through the bars, his forefinger along the spine. She reached across the barrier and took it. For an instant the tip of her forefinger touched Dr. Lecter's. The touch crackled in his eyes. "Thank you, Clarice." "Thank you, Dr. Lecter." And that is how he remained in Starling's mind. Caught in the instant when he did not mock. Standing in his white cell, arched like a dancer, his hands clasped in front of him and his head slightly to the side.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
With Reba, his only living woman, held with her in this one bubbleskin of time, he felt for the first time that it was all right: It was his life he was releasing, himself past all mortality that he was sending into her starry darkness, away from this pain planet, ringing harmonic distances away to peace and the promise of rest.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
And then, the last words Raspail ever said: 'I wonder why my parents didn't kill me before I was old enough to fool them.' The slender handle of the stiletto wiggled as Raspail's spiked heart tried to keep beating, and Dr Lecter said, 'Looks like a straw down a doodlebug hole, doesn't it?' but it was too late for Raspail to answer.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
It occurred to Dr. Lecter in the moment that with all his knowledge and intrusion, he could never entirely predict her, or own her at all. He could feed the caterpillar, he could whisper through the chrysalis; what hatched out followed its own nature and was beyond him.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
Do not say β€˜Thanks.’” A fractional turn of his head was enough to dash his annoyance like a glass thrown into the fireplace. β€œI say what I mean,” Starling said. β€œWould you like it better if I said β€˜I’m glad you find me so.’ That would be a little fancier, and equally true.” She raised her glass beneath her level prairie gaze, taking back nothing.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
Let’s do, let’s get some handles. I don’t know why I’m talking about this stuff. Look, I love you and I miss you and you’re doing the right thing. It’s costing you too, I know that. I’m here and I’ll be here whenever you come home, or I’ll meet you anywhere, anytime. That’s what.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Crawford saw that in this place Starling was heir to the granny women, to the wise women, the herb healers, the stalwart country women who have always done the needful, who keep the watch and when the watch is over, wash and dress the country dead.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Dark swarmed behind her eyelids and, in jerky seconds of sleep, she dreamed the dark came into her. Dark came insidious, up her nose and into her ears, damp fingers of dark proposed themselves to each of her body openings. She put her hand over her mouth and nose, put her other hand over her vagina, clenched her buttocks, turned one ear to the mattress and sacrificed the other ear to the intrusion of the dark.
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
They had me taking the fall for the raid, Mr. Crawford. For Evelda Drumgo’s death, all of it. They were like hyenas and then suddenly it stopped and they slunk away. Something drove them off.” β€œMaybe you have an angel, Starling.” β€œMaybe I do. What did it cost you, Mr. Crawford?
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
He watched her in the aisles: Molly, his pretty baseball wife, with her ceaseless vigilance for lumps, her insistence on quarterly medical checkups for him and Willy, her controlled fear of the dark; her hard-bought knowledge that time is luck. She knew the value of their days. She could hold a moment by its stem. She had taught him to relish.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
At this juncture, the entire planet is locked, figuratively, in a room with the sociocultural equivalent of Hannibal Lecter. An individual of consummate taste and refinement, imbued with indelible grace and charm, he distracts his victims with the brilliance of his intellect, even while honing his blade. He is thus able to dine alone upon their livers, his feast invariably candlelit, accompanied by lofty music and a fine wine. Over and over the ritual is repeated, always hidden, always denied in order that it may be continued. So perfect is Lecter's pathology that, from the depths of his scorn for the inferiors upon whom he feeds, he advances himself as their sage and therapist, he who is incomparably endowed with the ability to explain their innermost meanings, he professes to be their savior. His success depends upon being embraced and exalted by those upon whom he preys. Ultimately, so long as Lecter is able to retain his mask of omnipotent gentility, he can never be stopped. The spirit of Hannibal Lecter is thus at the core of an expansionist European 'civilization' which has reached out to engulf the planet.
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Ward Churchill (A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust & Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present)
β€œ
Occasionally, on purpose, Dr. Lecter drops a teacup to shatter on the floor. He is satisfied when it does not gather itself together. For many months now, he has not seen Mischa in his dreams. Someday perhaps a cup will come together. Or Somewhere Starling may hear a crossbow string and come to some unwilled awakening, if indeed she even sleeps. We'll withdraw now, while they are dancing on the terrace-- the wise Barney has already left town and we must follow is example. For either of them to discover us would be fatal. We can only learn so much and live.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
Here, he's resting on the examining table. Pulse seventy-two. Here, he grabs the nurse's head and pulls her down to him. Here, he is subdued by the attendant. He didn't resist, by the way, though the attendant dislocated his shoulder. Do you notice the strange thing? His pulse never got over eighty-five. Even when he tore out her tongue.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
They sat in a row on the couches and in wheelchairs listening to the radio, their faded eyes fixed on the fish or on nothing or something they saw a long time ago. Francis would always remember the shuffle of feet on linoleum in the hot and buzzing day, and the smell of stewed tomatoes and cabbage from the kitchen, the smell of old people like meat wrappers dried in the sun, and always the radio.
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Thomas Harris (Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1))
β€œ
Lecter sits in his armchair with a big pad of butcher paper doing calculations. The pages are filled with the symbols both of astrophysics and particle physics. There are repeated efforts with the symbols of string theory. The few mathematicians who could follow him might say his equations begin brilliantly and then decline, doomed by wishful thinking. Dr. Lecter wants time to reverse β€” no longer should increasing entropy mark the direction of time. He wants increasing order to point the way”.
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Thomas Harris (Hannibal (Hannibal Lecter, #3))
β€œ
Let us be just, my friends! What a splendid destiny for a nation to be the Empire of such an Emperor, when that nation is France and when it adds its own genius to the genius of that man! To appear and to reign, to march and to triumph, to have for halting-places all capitals, to take his grenadiers and to make kings of them, to decree the falls of dynasties, and to transfigure Europe at the pace of a charge; to make you feel that when you threaten you lay your hand on the hilt of the sword of God; to follow in a single man, Hannibal, Caesar, Charlemagne; to be the people of some one who mingles with your dawns the startling announcement of a battle won, to have the cannon of the Invalides to rouse you in the morning, to hurl into abysses of light prodigious words which flame forever, Marengo, Arcola, Austerlitz, Jena, Wagram! To cause constellations of victories to flash forth at each instant from the zenith of the centuries, to make the French Empire a pendant to the Roman Empire, to be the great nation and to give birth to the grand army, to make its legions fly forth over all the earth, as a mountain sends out its eagles on all sides to conquer, to dominate, to strike with lightning, to be in Europe a sort of nation gilded through glory, to sound athwart the centuries a trumpet-blast of Titans, to conquer the world twice, by conquest and by dazzling, that is sublime; and what greater thing is there?" "To be free," said Combeferre.
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”
Victor Hugo (Les MisΓ©rables)
β€œ
Some days you wake up changed. This was one for Starling, she could tell. What she had seen yesterday at the Potter Funeral Home had caused in her a small tectonic shift. Starling had studied psychology and criminology in a good school. In her life she had seen some of the hideously offhand ways in which the world breaks things. But she hadn’t really known, and now she knew: sometimes the family of man produces, behind a human face, a mind whose pleasure is what lay on the porcelain table at Potter, West Virginia, in the room with the cabbage roses. Starling’s first apprehension of that mind was worse than anything she could see on the autopsy scales. The knowledge would lie against her skin forever,
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Thomas Harris (The Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter, #2))
β€œ
Okay," Adam began, "Now concentrate! This was a real person. White suit!" "Colonel Sanders!" Lily replied quickly. "Colonel Sanders? I said it was a real person, not a logo for a chicken joint!" "He was a real person! If you don't believe me look it up!" "Whatever! Not Colonel Sanders though. Humor!" he said urgently. "Steve Martin!" She clapped her hands with joy, obviously believing that they had finally gotten one right. "No, uh..." He searched for another clue. "Wait! White suit and humor but not Steve Martin?" She looked crushed. "I just said no!" He yelled! "Hannibal!" "Um, uh, Dumbo..." she said with a deeply pensive expression. "Dumbo?! What the fuck?!" "Hannibal! Elephants! And before you say it he was real, too, you schmuck!" "Guess again goddamnit!" "Anthony Hopkins!" Adam threw down the card and looked like he was going to cry. "Halley's Comet!" he growled. "Halley's Comet?! What in the hell do you mean Halley's Comet!" "Time!" Braden informed them gleefully, wiping tears of laughter out of his eyes. "Mark Twain! You're an author Christ's sake!" Adam bit out. "Oh, right! He was from Hannibal, Missouri! What in the hell did Halley's Comet have to do with Mark Twain?!" "It appeared on the day he was born and the day he died! Duh huh!" Adam said. "This isn't Trivial fucking Pursuit!" Lily shot back. "Why didn't you say Mississippi or riverboat or frog jumping contest or something besides Halley's Motherfucking Comet?!" "Because they're all forbidden motherfucking words! Miss 'like a human'!" he yelled.
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N.M. Silber (The Home Court Advantage (Lawyers in Love, #2))