20 Quotes By Hannibal Lecter That Prove There’s A Fine Line Between Genius & Insanity

Neeti Chopra

Every dazzling streak of brilliance carries with it a dangerous tinge of insanity. Often this brilliance topples headlong into madness and depravity after mental abuse and extreme circumstances twist a person’s psyche into something irreparable. Meet the brainchild of writer Thomas Harris, Hannibal Lecter. A former forensic psychiatrist with an eidetic memory, who speaks several languages with sophisticated tastes in art and music but with an appetite for human flesh. Considered a ‘sociopath’ for a lack of a better word, Lecter’s world is an odd harmony between chaos and stability with a lack of conscience. Anthony Hopkins’ portrayal of the cannibalistic serial killer earned him an Academy Award in 1991.  

Here are some of his quotes to help you delve into the mind of one of the most popular villains of all time.

Time for a binge session of Hannibal.

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