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.
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.
Hannibal knew better how to conquer than how to profit by the conquest; and Napoleon was more skilful in taking positions than in maintaining them. As to reverses, no general cart presume to say that he may not be defeated; but he can, and ought to say, that he will not be surprised.
Charles Caleb Colton
People are fascinated by evil because it's mysterious and it doesn't seem to have a rationale behind it, and the second you say that Hannibal Lector was abducted as a child and he had to eat his sister or something like that, it becomes immediately mundane. The character becomes mundane.
Don Bradman will bat no more against England, and two contrary feelings dispute within us: relief, that our bowlers will no longer be oppressed by this phenomenon; regret, that a miracle has been removed from among us. So must ancient Italy have felt when she heard of the death of Hannibal.
With 'Hannibal,' it's almost like the music is part of the furniture, so as a character goes from one room to another room, or we go from one place to another or whatever, the music is just going with it the whole time the same way that the audience is sort of tracking it and following along.
During his fifteen years in Italy, Hannibal never had enough elephants to suit him. Most of the original group succumbed to the climate, and he was always begging Carthage for more, but the people at home were stingy. They would ask if he thought they were made of elephants and what had he done with the elephants they sent before.
Our forefathers regarded as a prodigy the passage of the Alps: first by Hannibal and, more recently, by the Cimbri; but at the present day, these very mountains are cut asunder to yield us a thousand different marbles; promontories are thrown open to the sea; and the face of Nature is being everywhere reduced to a level.
Pliny the Elder
When a man holds his tongue it does not signify much. But when a woman dispenses with the office of the mighty member, when she sheathed her natural weapon at a trying moment, it means that she trusts to still more formidable enginery; to tears it may be, a solvent more powerful than that with which Hannibal softened the alpine rocks...
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Hannibal knew your beauty was trouble. Only bad things could come from such a pretty girl. You were made for temptation. You would be a source of jealousy and greed. Men would lust, plot and kill to claim you as their own. He decided to place you in the public domain and donate your body to the pimps as a gift to the people.
James W. Bodden
Homer, Hesiod, Pythagoras, Plato, and Cicero, just to name a few, all lived in pagan societies. Some of the greatest political and military leaders of all time, such as Alexander the Great, Pericles of Athens, Hannibal of Carthage, and Julius Caesar of Rome, were all pagans, or else living in a pagan society.
With 'Hannibal,' it's like reactive scoring so I don't get ahead. I don't read a script; I don't want to know what's going to happen until its happening in front of me and I'm able to have an instrument in my hands that I'm playing to make some kind of a map, some sort of tonal map, that I can then build on.
Mads Mikkelsen's acting is very subtle, precise, nuanced, so he brings something completely different to the character. If you compare Mads' Hannibal to Anthony Hopkins' for example. Not to mention that Mads Mikkelsen is very handsome and sexy, so he brings that to the character as well.
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)
When we send our children to school, they learn nothing about us other than we used to be cotton pickers. Why, your grandfather was Nat Turner; your grandfather was Toussaint L'Ouverture; your grandfather was Hannibal. It was your grandfather's hands who forged civilization and it was your grandmother's hands who rocked the cradle of civilization. But the textbooks tell our children nothing.
Few literary depictions of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake match the intensity and visceral power of those in Flacco's gripping first novel. The author's screenwriting talent shines in this story of the earth's destructive power and humanity's moral depravity. The emerging maniacal personality, revealed in increasingly gruesome and venomous detail, rivals the Ripper.Dickens meets Hannibal Lecter. Brace yourself.
Whenever I eat at a restaurant I never put the napkin in my lap. People say, 'Hannibal, why don't you put the napkin in your lap?' Because I believe in myself. I believe in my ability to not spill food in my pants 'cause I'm a goddamn adult. And I've mastered the art of getting food from my plate to my mouth without messing up my jeans. You need to believe in yourself, too and get your life together, that's for babies. Have some confidence in your eating abilities and hand/eye coordination.
I'm an Adidas guy who walks around in sports gear all the time because there's always a ball right next to me somewhere. I do a lot of sports but I do enjoy wearing a lot of suits. I have quite a few suits that I really enjoy wearing but, unlike Hannibal, I like wearing them only at special occasions.
Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books. Instant information is not for me. I prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it. And, Oprah, can you imagine curling up in bed to read a computer? Weeping for Anna Karenina and being terrified by Hannibal Lecter, entering the heart of darkness with Mistah Kurtz, having Holden Caulfield ring you up "" some things should happen on soft pages, not cold metal.
I think people feel threatened by homosexuality. The problem isn't about gay people, the problem is about the attitude towards gay people. People think that all gays are Hannibal Lecters. But gay people are sons and daughters, politicians and doctors, American heroes and daughters of American heroes.
YO, ELEGANT FLOW, STOMP YOU LIKE AN ELEPHANT THO YOU ONLY GOT A LITTLE MONEY AND YOU SPENDIN IT SLOW ANYTHING YOU GOTTA SAY IS LIKE IRRELEVANT YO I NEED MONEY LIKE I GOTTA LET THE PRESIDENT GO FROM A HOSTAGE SITUATION THAT'S SURROUNDED BY SMOKE IN A TRAILER IN THE MIDDLE OF HELL, NOBODY KNOW IT'S THE JUNKYARD HANNIBAL LEC SNATCH THE FIRST GRABBABLE TEC AND LOOK FOR ANY CATCHABLE REP BACK IN EFFECT, SLAP YOU IN THE BACK OF THE NECK I'VE BEEN HOLDIN THIS DOWN FOR A WHILE, SHOW ME RESPECT RAININ THE TEC AND ALL OF THAT, BREAKIN YOUR NECK IT'S OFF THE HOOK THIS YEAR, TWO NIGGAS CALLED ME COLLECT
HOW MANY SONGS Y'ALL GOT? WHAT'S THE NAME OF YOUR BLOCK? WHERE'D YOU GET THAT GOOD POT? HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE COP? DO YOU EAT MEAT? DID YOUR COUSIN MAKE THIS BEAT? WHAT YOU GOT ON YOUR FEET? ARE YOU RESPECTED IN THE STREETS? HOW OLD ARE YOU? ARE YOU AN MC CANNIBAL? HOW FAR WILL THE RAMS GO? WHY THEY CALL YOU HANNIBAL? WHY THEY CALL YOU LESUS? PLEASE COULD YOU LEAD US FOOD FOR THOUGHT WOULD YOU WALK, TALK & FEED US? HOW IS HEAVEN JUNIOR? ASH, CACHE, LITTLE LISA, BUBBLES, JAKI, CHANELLE & TRE KING REAL OR KEITH, KELSEY, ARIEL KEVON, KAM TIGHT AS THEY ALL KNEW THEY WERE SWELL SHANN LIKE BLOW USE YOUR THIRD TO GROW THIS JUST A SMALL LESSON JUST TO LET YOU KNOW FO' SHOW & IF THE SHOE FITS WEAR IT SUCKER AND IF THEY SHOOT THEN YOU'SE A NOSY MOTHERFUCKE
HANDLE THESE NIGGERS WITH HANDLES SOMETHING LIKE HANNIBAL LECTOR, COMING THROUGH THESE SECTION ALL WRECKING, I COULD WRECK IT BEFORE ALL THESE NIGGERS WANT TO CATCH A BODY NOW THEY SITTING IN JAIL FORCE HELL AND THEY SAY THAT THE PRISON IS A WAR NIGGER SLIP THROUGH THE FALLS WANNA TALK WITH GOD CRACKS IN THE FLOOR HOW YOU GONNA SEE WITH NO GLASSES BOY YOUR VISION AIN'T STRAIGHT, WHEN YOU IN THE CHURCH AND YOU STEAL FROM THE PLACE THAT AIN'T COOL, THAT JUST A SYMBOL OFFICERS PULL ME OVER, I AM NOT IN A RENTAL A LOT OF DUDES LOOK LIKE ME, YOU DRUG DEALERS AND PIMPING I BEAT THE ODDS, MOST WON'T BEAT THE CHARGE TRYING TO FALL BACK AS I THINK THEY STILL STUCK IN THEY WAYS ACE COULDN'T EVEN MAKE THE CHANGE THEY JUST MAD AT THE WORLD SAME OLD STORY, NIGGERS FLASHING ON GIRLS GET YOUR LIFE TOGETHER, THIS WORLD, FOR REAL
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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YES LIKE IN YES Y'ALL LAND CHUBB ROCK DON'T YOU HEAR SUCCESS CALLING SO I PICK UP THE PHONE THEN ANSWER MAKE IT UPTEMPO FOR THE DANCERS FLOORS EXPLODING, CLUB HEADS VOGUING JOURNALISTS LOOKING AT THE BILLBOARD SLOGAN NUMBER ONE RAP RECORDS OF THE YEAR 'TREAT 'EM' FROM JACK THE RAPPER TO THE SOUTH OF MEDEM REIGN ON THE CHARTS LIKE A THUNDERSTORM VERBAL LIGHTNING CAUSE I SOUND EXCITING MINSTREL SHOWS NEVER EVER DONE 'EM FIND THE UNCLE TOM WHO DID IT, GUN 'EM THEN WE SUN 'EM PLAY A CANNONBALL AND LIKE HANNIBAL LECT IT SILENCE UP THE LAMBS CAUSE THEY'RE SCREAMING LIKE SOME NEXT SHIT FLOW LIKE THE NILE, I'LL SMILE AT THE FILE PILE DIAL FOR THE SURE BEST GUESS TEST WEST, KYLE SCANDAL AND CONTROVERSY I'LL THROW JOAN IN THE RIVER IF SHE HURTS ME SASPARILLAR DILLER PHYLLIS, BILL US OR KILL US, WILLIS BRUCE DIE HARD THIS ALBUM IS THE DAMN PROOF COMING STRONGER AND STRONGER HARD LIKE LONG DONGA SILVER FOR CREWS WHO WILL PILFER THE BIG MAN, THE BIGGEST OF THE LARGE MAN CLAN KU KLUX THAT'S FOR RED NECK FUCKS I'M SORRY CAUSE I'M NOT ABOUT PROFANITY BUT RACISM LET'S ME LOSE MY SANITY IT'S A SIN IT'S A SIN THAT'S BORN WITHIN I KNOW IT'S WACK THEY'RE TRYING TO KILL THE BLACK SO EVERY SINGLE AND ALBUM I HIT THE PROBLEM AND ALL THE COPYRIGHT THIEVES I GOT 'EM RESPECT THE CHUBBSTER IT'S WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE WORD UP AND CREDIT THE ARRIVAL
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...