Going Postal (2010)
Timothy West: Ridcully
Ridcully : You the type to burn a book, Lipwig?
Moist Von Lipwig : No.
Ridcully : Why?
Moist Von Lipwig : Because you just don't *do* that sort of thing!
Ridcully : Correct. Books must be treated with respect, we feel that in our bones, because words have power. Bring enough words together they can bend space and time.
Ridcully : Read my lips: Words do not kill! People kill. Wild animals kill. But words... words have a totally different power. They enter in through our eyes and ears and work their way into our souls.
Ridcully : [entering Lord Vetinari's office] This had better be important. I'm in the middle of an experiment.
Lord Vetinari : Involving a knife and fork, no doubt.
Ridcully : [sighing] I don't expect a layman to understand the pressures of university life.
Lord Vetinari : Incredible though it may seem, we've found a practical use for one of your magical devices.
Ridcully : Have you?
Lord Vetinari : The object in question is, um...
[Lord Vetinari looks at Drumknott]
Drumknott : An omniscope, my lord.
Lord Vetinari : Enabling us to see things at a distance, I believe.
Ridcully : The omniscope is a highly complex, very unstable piece of equipment.
Lord Vetinari : You mean it doesn't work?
Ridcully : Well...
Ridcully : Relatively speaking, it works.
Lord Vetinari : Excellent. Kindly have it up and running by dawn tomorrow.
Ridcully : Now listen, magic is not some kind of workman's tool that you can hire out by the hour.
Lord Vetinari : Just as well, because I wasn't intending to pay you.