67+ Best Frank Ocean Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and photographer. Profoundly inspirational Frank Ocean quotes, lyrics and lines will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Frank Ocean Quotes

We all know we have a finite period of time. I just feel if I’m going to be alive, I want to be challenged – to be as immortal as possible. The path to that isn’t an easy way, but it’s a rewarding way. – Frank Ocean

In art, at a certain level, there is no ‘better than.’ It’s just about trying to operate for yourself on the most supreme level, artistically, that you can and hoping that people get it. Trusting that, just because of the way people are built and how interconnected we are, greatness will translate, and symmetry will be recognized. – Frank Ocean

Work hard in silence, let success be your noise. – Frank Ocean

Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am, and my attitude depends on who you are. – Frank Ocean

This unrequited love, to me it’s nothing but a one-man cult/And cyanide in my styrofoam cup – Frank Ocean

It’s not always easy to be transparent about your emotions and sometimes the music can get heavy. – Frank Ocean

Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story, but music sometimes, just music itself, can turn into more of a maths problem. I guess everything in life is a math problem, but it can be more about an empirical route to getting the symmetry that you want, and this vibe, sonically. – Frank Ocean

A friend of mine jokes that I have a painstaking royalty complex. Like maybe I was a duke in a past life. – Frank Ocean

I might just write a novel next. I don’t know! – Frank Ocean

Of course, awards matter. – Frank Ocean

It’s cool to be recognized by your peers. – Frank Ocean

I booked my first studio at like 12 or 13. Somewhere in that season of my life, singing along with the radio became me wanting to be on radio, you know. – Frank Ocean

I don’t ever want to be caught up in a system of thinking I can do one thing ‘cos that’s just… that’s just telling yourself a lie. – Frank Ocean

Each individual’s success as a solo artist is pretty much a win for the whole team. – Frank Ocean

It’s just really about trying to do whatever it is I do at a level of excellence. That’s really all I’m trying to do while I’m here. – Frank Ocean

I’ve written some great things. That’s a gift, but there’s consequences. Yeah, you get this great work, but you suffer. You really, really suffer. – Frank Ocean

I play piano every day. I enjoy that. – Frank Ocean

The work is the work. The work is not me. I like the anonymity that directors can have about their films. Even though it’s my voice, I’m a storyteller. – Frank Ocean

I don’t intend to stop making music. – Frank Ocean

Whenever I think about movies, I always look at that art process as having the best of a lot of worlds. Because if you watch a great film, you have a musical element to it, not just on the scoring, but in the way that the shots are edited – that has music and rhythm and time. – Frank Ocean

Why see the world / when you got the beach? – Frank Ocean

My TV ain’t HD, that’s too real – Frank Ocean

I know that we sin, but I do believe we try, we all try. – Frank Ocean

People are just afraid of things too much … Sure, evil exists, extremism exists. Somebody could commit a hate crime and hurt me. But they could do the same just because I’m black. They could do the same just because I’m American. – Frank Ocean

I’m about being the best. – Frank Ocean

If it brings me to my knees, it’s a bad religion – Frank Ocean

As a writer, as a creator, I’m giving you my experiences. But just take what I give you. You ain’t got to pry beyond that. – Frank Ocean

We all know we have a finite period of time. I just feel if I’m going to be alive, I want to be challenged – to be as immortal as possible. The path to that isn’t an easy way, but it’s a rewarding way. – Frank Ocean

As a man I am not a killer. I’m an artist and a modern person. I’ll choose sanity. – Frank Ocean

I don’t have any secrets I need kept any more. – Frank Ocean

What do you think my brain is made for? Is it just a container for the mind? This great grey matter, Sensei replied what is your woman, Is she just a container for the child? That soft pink matter – Frank Ocean

My grandfather was smart and had a whole lot of pride. He didn’t speak a terrible amount, but you could tell there was a ton on his mind – like a quiet acceptance of how life had turned out. – Frank Ocean

I’m extremely compassionate, loving, all of those warm fuzzy things, but the outer shell doesn’t project that all the time. – Frank Ocean

The first four and a half years was me in the studio every day, writing songs for other people. I had jobs, too – eleven jobs. I worked at Kinko’s, Fatburger, Subway – I was a sandwich artist – and I was a claims processor at Allstate Insurance. – Frank Ocean

I’ve always wanted to make a career in the arts, and I think that my only hope at doing that is to make it more about the work. – Frank Ocean

I don’t fear anybody… at all. – Frank Ocean

As a lifestyle you always being the focal point is innately unhealthy. – Frank Ocean

I feel like I was writing as I was learning to talk. Writing was always a go-to form of communication. – Frank Ocean

Being singer/songwriter implies versatility and being able to create more than one medium, and R&B artist is a box, simple as that. It is ‘that’s what you do, that’s what you are’, and that’s a little unfair, to me, because I don’t just do that. So, I like singer/songwriter because it allows me to move a little bit more freely. – Frank Ocean

We were poor. But my mom never accepted that. She worked hard to become a residential contractor – got her master’s with honors at the University of New Orleans. I used to go to every class with her. Her father was my paternal figure. – Frank Ocean

With my art, it’s the one thing that I know will outlive me and outlive my feelings. It will outlive my depressive seasons. – Frank Ocean

Just remember; someone loves everything you hate about yourself. – Frank Ocean

When you’re happy you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics. – Frank Ocean

Never run back to what broke you. – Frank Ocean

Those who are heartless, once cared too much. – Frank Ocean

Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them. – Frank Ocean

I don’t know if I ever told you this before, but you’re the only one I ever waited for this long. – Frank Ocean

Don’t ever play with someone’s feelings, you could win the game, but you could lose that person forever. – Frank Ocean

Smile, it’s easier than explaining why you’re sad. – Frank Ocean

Distance sometimes lets you know who’s worth keeping and who’s worth letting go. – Frank Ocean

I believe that marriage isn’t between a man and woman, but between love and love. – Frank Ocean

Once I catch you in one lie, it makes me question everything you said. – Frank Ocean

Go for someone who is proud to have you. – Frank Ocean

You just do what you can, and you have as much fun as possible. – Frank Ocean

If someone breaks your heart, just punch them in the face. Seriously. Punch them in the face and go get some ice cream. – Frank Ocean

I don’t know anything and neither do you. – Frank Ocean

The worse part of being lied to is when you realize you believed it. – Frank Ocean

You can’t think. You just have to do things. – Frank Ocean

I’ve been thinking about forever – Frank Ocean

There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness. – Frank Ocean

I’m not a centerfold. – Frank Ocean

It’s a bad religion to be in love with someone who could never love you. – Frank Ocean

I enjoy singing my songs in front of people. – Frank Ocean

I like the anonymity that directors can have about their films. – Frank Ocean

I enjoy being involved in making the artwork for albums and stupid stuff like that. – Frank Ocean

It’s about the stories. If I write 14 stories that I love, then the next step is to get the environment of music around it to best envelop the story, and all kinds of sonic goodness – sonic goodies. – Frank Ocean

The idea of recognizing your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me. – Frank Ocean

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