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.
'Thoreau inaugurated a truly scientific investigation of the largest, most powerful and wildest thing in his life, the Concord River.'
'Knowing more means liking less.'
The prose conscience
'… to fall asleep at night without setting an alarm.'
21 theses about Columbo
Mika Vainio is dead.
'She is deafened by solipsism.'