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.
The imagination ought only ever to free; never compel.
The work done by italicizing 'ought'.
'No, you don’t understand. That’s the girl, that’s the girl, that’s the girl.'
Why is consequentialist reasoning so gross?
Most betray a wish from time to time to cast all words away; forego their use.
Some philosophers only want to use some of the words.
Even those Rilke genuinely stuns into quoting the line seem hardly ever to change the life.
The philosopher's mythical 'knock on the head'.
'Authoritative', meaning, 'sounds like he knows what he's talking about', versus 'authoritative', 'sounds like someone who I'll let tell me what to do'.