One-Liner Wednesday — Mass Identity

“Writing is a form of personal freedom that frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. ”

Don DeLillo, American novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenwriter, and essayist.

When Dr. Tanya notified us on Monday that she would not be posting her Blogging Insights post that day, I was disappointed. I was actually thinking about going rogue and posting my own Blogging Insights prompt, especially when I came across Don DeLillo’s quote about writing. But then I thought better of it. It’s Tanya’s prompt and I had no business jumping in uninvited and posting her prompt on my own.

However, I thought DeLillo’s quote was a good one, so I decided to feature it today in my response to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.

As Tanya does with her Blogging Insights prompt, I do invite anyone who cares to express an opinion about this quote to do so in the comments or in your own post.

14 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Mass Identity

  1. Sadje December 21, 2022 / 6:22 am

    This is absolutely spot on. Since talking is not recorded, writing is a better option of stating our opinions and standing out for our individuality

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  2. Paula Light December 21, 2022 / 6:42 am

    The very act of writing, watching my thoughts generate words and sentences, helps solidify my identity as a separate person from the crowd. Even when I agree with some popular opinion, it’s usually not 100% agreement, so I like to sort out the nuances, and I’ve always been more inclined to do that via the written word as opposed to spoken…

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    • Fandango December 21, 2022 / 10:56 am

      I agree. We can express ourselves and articulate our nuances that cull us from the crowd.

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  3. Lou Carreras December 21, 2022 / 7:37 am

    For me talking and writing seem like different thought processes. Writing has a chemistry that allows my mid to express different things than I do in conversation.

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    • Fandango December 21, 2022 / 10:57 am

      Well stated, Lou.


  4. Marleen December 21, 2022 / 10:08 am

    I do like this one. (I don’t know what said quoted individual writes.)

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    • Fandango December 21, 2022 / 9:20 pm

      I thought so, too.


      • donmatthewspoetry December 21, 2022 / 11:45 pm

        So much so I’ve included it in an FCS post along with pic of him…… I do with all of my people quotes…….it helps to bring the ‘person themselves’ to you if you follow me……

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  5. Nope, Not Pam December 21, 2022 / 10:18 pm

    I think blogging gives a space to voice an opinion, whether this conforms to the norm or not depends on the individual


  6. drtanya@saltedcaramel December 22, 2022 / 5:39 pm

    That is an excellent quote and I will, if I have your permission, use it for Blogging Insights later next year.
    I am flattered that you were disappointed when my prompt did not appear on Monday. I must be doing something right, and no, I am not fishing for compliments.
    Whenever I miss one of my prompt posts it is usually last minute so that I can’t ask for another blogger to fill in. In future if I take a hiatus with a bit of notice I will invite you to take my place.

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    • Fandango December 22, 2022 / 6:44 pm

      Yes, please feel free to use this quote in a future Blogging Insights post.


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