"He held it at arm’s length, through the bars, his forefinger along the spine. She reached across the barrier and took it. For an instant the tip of her forefinger touched Dr. Lecter’s. The touch crackled in his eyes. “Thank you, Clarice.” “Thank you, Dr. Lecter.” And that is how he remained in Starling’s mind. Caught in the instant when he did not mock. Standing in his white cell, arched like a dancer, his hands clasped in front of him and his head slightly to the side."
― Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs (via flyawaylittlestarling)