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.
'… du gehst einen Feldweg entlang, läßt dich von ihm führen.'
'One generation abandons the enterprises of another like stranded vessels.'
I bought peanuts, but they were unsalted, so I put salt on them, I'm a problem solver.
I feel I can't complain enough about the lifeless book I'm reading. I hold this too against the book; a better one, still bad, would free me to vent and get on with it.
'He feels men of opposite temper to be out of key with the world's character, and in his heart considers them incompetent and "not in it," in the philosophic business, even tho they may far excel him in dialectical ability.'