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.
'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.'
'I need to be by myself. You know what I'm saying?'