For some context, I run a group of 3 people (a halfling rogue, an elf/bird cleric, and an owlbear monk) with a homebrew campaign in a world that I created. At the end of the campaign they had accidentally entered a portal to another realm and were now inside a surreal version of an abandoned library.
Rogue: Can I try to read the books?
Me (DM): You try to read the book but all the words make no sense and keep moving around on the page. You basically forget everything as soon as you look away from it no matter how many times you read it.
Rogue: … Can I burn it?
Cleric: WE GO INTO A MAGICAL LIBRARY THAT PROBABLY WANTS US DEAD AND YOUR FIRST THOUGHT IS TO LIGHT SOMETHING ON FIRE?? NO. I DON’T LET HER DO THAT
The whole party later got attacked by a giant magical being that had been protecting the area, and almost killed 2 of the members, including the cleric.
Rogue: I’m just saying if you had let me burn down the library, maybe this wouldn’t have happened.
Cleric: Shut up.