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.
'No road is an easy one…'
'Assume any artist you don't write about will die of starvation tomorrow.'
'… you let it be known that you would be running a philosophy seminar in your living room, outside office hours, outside the institution.'
Homes of German philosophers
In the City of N.
'… there is such a sense of control…'
'... some more human and gallant creed...'
'… just expression…'
'It's my music now!'