Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Killing must feel good to God, too... He does it all the time, and are we not created in His image?

Special Agent Will Graham: Therapy is an acquired taste I have yet to acquire.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: God's terrific. He dropped a church roof on thirty-four of his worshippers last Wednesday night in Texas while they sang at him.

Special Agent Will Graham: Did God feel good about that?

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: He felt powerful.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: You've been terribly rude, Ms. Lounds. What's to be done about that?

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: When you shot Eldon Stammets, who was it that you saw?

Special Agent Will Graham: I didn't see Hobbs.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Then it's not Hobbs's ghost that's haunting you, is it? It's the inevitability of there being a man so bad that killing him felt good.

Special Agent Will Graham: Killing Hobbs felt *just*.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Which is why you're here. To prove that sprig of zest you feel is from saving Abigail, and not from killing her dad.

Special Agent Will Graham: I didn't feel a sprig of zest when I shot Eldon Stammets.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: You didn't kill Eldon Stammets.

Special Agent Will Graham: ...I thought about it. I'm still not entirely sure that wasn't my intention when pulling the trigger.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: If your intention was to kill him then it's because you understand why he did the things he did. It's beautiful, in it's own way.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: It wasn't the act of killing Hobbs that got you down, was it?... Did you really feel so bad because killing him felt so good?

Special Agent Will Graham: ...I liked killing Hobbs.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Killing must feel good to God, too... He does it all the time, and are we not created in His image?

Special Agent Will Graham: I don't consider Hobbs my victim.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: What do you consider him?

Special Agent Will Graham: Dead.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: The structure of a fungus mirrors that of the human brain an intricate web of connections.

Will Graham: So maybe he admires their ability to connect the way human minds can't.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Yours can.

Will Graham: [laugh] Yep. Um yeah, not physically.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Is that what your farmer is looking for? Some sort of connection?

Freddie Lounds: Thoughts leaping from brain to brain. They mutate, they evolve.

Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Killing must feel good to god too, he does it all the time. And are we not created in his image?