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.
'... It does not seem implausible to suggest that Kantian and utilitarian moralities are moralities for hard times, moralities for a world in which neighbors have become strangers...'
'Moreover, everything is equivalent: writing Dostoevsky's The Demons or drinking a coffee.'
This guy's got three legal pads.
Raindrops sliding down an awning.