Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
If purity of heart is to will one thing, then Archie Bell is pure of heart. So are the Drells.
—The state, and your furious mother, when you're four.
The state calls you by all your names; intimates, by less than one.
Famous people are called by two names, familiar people by one. When writers want a character to loom larger for us they make the other characters call her constantly by her full name.
Grietzerian line from Lichtenberg: 'What leaning on your right elbow means after you have been leaning on your left for an hour'.
Hardly anyone speaks to my experience. Hardly anyone speaks from his own; nor do I.
This corruption goes all the way to the top!!