->''Very softly down the glade runs a waiting, watching shade,\\
And the whisper spreads and widens far and near.\\\
And the sweat is on thy brow, for he passes even now--\\
He is Fear, O Little Hunter, he is Fear!''
-->-- "The Song of the Little Hunter", Creator/RudyardKipling

->''I will show you fear in a handful of dust.''
-->-- '''Creator/TSEliot'''

->''Anxiety when confronted by unknown life has not been sufficiently appreciated. The fears unleashed by contact with a new life form are not understood and cannot be entirely predicted in advance. But the most likely consequence of contact is absolute terror.''
-->-- '''Norman Johnson''', ''Literature/{{Sphere}}''

->''The notion of the [[ConsultingAConvictedKiller beauty and the beast]] is of course central to horror stories, but, watching ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' for the second time, I began to wonder if the author of the original novel, Creator/ThomasHarris, had started the project by jotting down a list of the great universal phobias and dreads. Here is a movie involving not only [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalism]] and the [[GenuineHumanHide skinning of people]], but also kidnapping, being trapped in the bottom of a well, decomposing corpses, large insects, being lost in the dark, [[NightVisionGoggles being tracked by someone you cannot see]], [[CassandraTruth not being able to get people to believe you]], creatures who jump from the shadows, [[HannibalLecture people who know your deepest secrets]], doors that slam shut behind you, [[OffWithHisHead beheadings]], bizarre sexual perversions, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking being a short woman in an elevator full of tall men]].''
-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert''', ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-silence-of-the-lambs-1991 review]]