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Mason Verger (Character)
from Hannibal (2001)

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Hannibal (2001)
Mason Verger: So what do ya think, Cordell? Does Lecter want to fuck her or kill her or eat her alive?
Cordell Doemling: Probably all three, though I wouldn't want to predict in what order.

Mason Verger: When the fox hears the rabbit scream he comes a-runnin'... but not to help.

Mason Verger: I have immunity from the Justice Department, and I have immunity from the Risen Jesus. And nobody beats the Riz!

Mason Verger: Tell me, Cordell, to you does that look like a wave goodbye... or hello?

Mason Verger: I guess now you wish you would've fed the rest of me to the dogs.
Hannibal Lecter: No, Mason, I much prefer you the way you are.

Mason Verger: I might be able to get a cookie now, what do you think, Cordell?
Cordell Doemling: I think it would kill you.

Mason Verger: It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Clarice Starling: How did he end up at your house?
Mason Verger: I invited him of course... to my pied-à-terre. I came to the door in my nicest come-hither outfit. I was concerned... that he'd be afraid of me. But he didn't seem to be. Afraid of me. That's almost funny now.

Mason Verger: Now *that's* entertainment!

Mason Verger: You know, I thank God for what happened. It was my salvation. Have you accepted Jesus, Agent Starling? Do you have faith?
Clarice Starling: I was raised Lutheran.
Mason Verger: That's not what I asked.

Mason Verger: The good doctor approached me with a piece of broken mirror. "Try this,"
Hannibal Lecter: Try peeling off your face...
Mason Verger: "... and feeding it to the dogs."

Mason Verger: Oh, coulda, woulda, should. I mean what do you think about the money?
Paul Krendler: Five.
Mason Verger: Oh, let's just toss it off like 'five'! Let's say it with the respect it deserves.
Paul Krendler: Five-hundred-thousand-dollars.
Mason Verger: Well, that's better, but not much. Will it work?
Paul Krendler: It'll work. Won't be pretty.
Mason Verger: What ever is?

Mason Verger: Cordell, shoot him! Get the gun and shoot him!
Cordell Doemling: Go into the pen?
Mason Verger: Yes!
Cordell Doemling: No, I'm staying out of this.
Mason Verger: You're involved, is what you are, in all of it! Now do it!
Cordell Doemling: No.
Mason Verger: Yes!
Hannibal Lecter: [Cordell is standing behind Mason's wheelchair on a ledge overlooking the wild boar] Hey, Cordell! Why don't you push him in? You can always say it was me.

[Mason Verger is going to have Hannibal Lecter fed to wild pigs]
Mason Verger: You will stay for the evening's entertainment, won't you, Cordell?
Cordell Doemling: If it's all the same to you, I think I'd rather not.
Mason Verger: Rather not? Or *will* not?

Mason Verger: Cordell, I think you can leave us now.
Cordell Doemling: I thought I might stay. Perhaps... I could be useful.
Mason Verger: You can be *useful* seeing about my lunch.

[after getting off the phone with Paul Krendler]
Mason Verger: Cocksucker.

Mason Verger: Isn't it funny?
Clarice Starling: What's that?
Mason Verger: You can look at my face, but you shied when I said the name of God.

Mason Verger: I guess you wish now that you fed the rest of me to the dogs
Hannibal Lecter: No Mason. No I much prefer you the way you are.

Paul Krendler: I don't understand why she didn't turn it in she is such a straight arrow
Mason Verger: She didn't turn it in because she didn't receive it, she didn't receive it because it wasn't sent it wasn't sent because he didn't write it he didn't write because I DID! So what do you think will it work?
Paul Krendler: It'll work won't be pretty.
Mason Verger: Whatever is?
[Line disconnects]
Mason Verger: Cocksucker!

Mason Verger: [stoned, self-mutilating] That's entertainment!


"Hannibal: Tome-wan (#2.12)" (2014)
Will Graham: What are you feeding my dogs?
Mason Verger: Just me!

Mason Verger: I'm hungry!
Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Eat your nose then.

Mason Verger: I'm full of myself


"Hannibal: Digestivo (#3.7)" (2015)
Mason Verger: We're going to have some good, funny times, Dr. Lecter...


"Hannibal: Aperitivo (#3.4)" (2015)
Mason Verger: I would like you to begin arrangements for Dr. Hannibal Lecter to be eaten alive
Dr. Cordell Doemling: Do you have a preference for how you would like him prepared?
Mason Verger: Oh, Cordell - if I had lips I would smile.