They seemed prepared to make the world the way they wanted it or die in the attempt, and the trouble with dying in the attempt was that you died in the attempt.
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“I’m not going to ride on a magic carpet!” he hissed. “I’m afraid of grounds!”
“You mean heights,” said Conina. “And stop being silly.”
“I know what I mean! It’s the grounds that kill you!”
The first thing a young wizard learns at the Unseen University–apart from where the peg is and which way to the lavatory–is that he must protect himself at all times.
Some people think this is paranoia, but it isn’t. Paranoids only tink everyone is out to get them. Wizards know it.
“Don’t blame yourself–” said Rincewind, as Nijel reached up and tried unsuccessfuly to free the blade.
“–I’ll do it for you.”
Rincewind looked down at the snake, which was still trying to keep out of everyone’s way. It had good thing going in the pit, and knew trouble when it saw it. It wasn’t about to cause any irritation for anyone. It stared right back up at Rincewnid and shrugged, which is pretty clever for a reptile with no shoulders