You remember Hannibal Lecter: gentleman, genius, cannibal. Seven years have passed since Dr. Lecter escaped from custody. And for seven years he's been at large, free to savor the scents, the essences, of an unguarded world.
But intruders have entered Dr. Lecter's world, piercing his... read more
“I'm giving serious thought into eating yor wife”Hannibal Lecter
“Well...Hello, Clarice.”Dr. Hannibal Lecter
The worm that destroys you is the temptation to agree with your critics, to get their approval.Highlighted by 27 Kindle customers
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.Highlighted by 17 Kindle customers
NOW THAT ceaseless exposure has calloused us to the lewd and the vulgar, it is instructive to see what still seems wicked to us. What still slaps the clammy flab of our submissive consciousness hard enough to get our attention?Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
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.Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
There is a common emotion we all recognize and have not yet named—the happy anticipation of being able to feel contempt.Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
Dr. Lecter has no interest in hypothesis. He doesn’t believe in syllogism, or synthesis, or any absolute.” “What does he believe in?” “Chaos. And you don’t even have to believe in it. It’s self-evident.”Highlighted by 12 Kindle customers
What do you look at while you’re making up your mind? Ours is not a reflective culture, we do not 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.Highlighted by 11 Kindle customers
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.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
“The first three hours of night were almost spent The time that every star shines down on us When Love appeared to me so suddenly That I still shudder at the memory. Joyous Love seemed to me, the while he held My heart within his hands, and in his arms My lady lay asleep wrapped in a veil. He woke her then and trembling and obedient She ate that burning heart out of his hand; Weeping I saw him then depart from me.Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
Whether you believe in God or not, if you are a warrior Arlington is a sacred place, and the tragedy is not to die, but to be wasted.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
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