Frank Ocean - Quotes

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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.

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.

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 recognised. ---->>>

I'm about being the best. ---->>>

You just do what you can and you have as much fun as possible. ---->>>

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.

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.

I'm not a centerfold. ---->>>

There's just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.

There's just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.

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. ---->>>

I won't touch on risky, because that's subjective. People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don't necessarily merit fear. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

I don't have any secrets I need kept any more. ---->>>

I'm extremely compassionate, loving, all of those warm fuzzy things, but the outer shell doesn't project that all the time. ---->>>

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

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

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

As a lifestyle you always being the focal point is innately unhealthy. ---->>>

People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don't necessarily merit fear. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I don't fear anybody... at all. ---->>>

I enjoy being involved in making the artwork for albums and stupid stuff like that. ---->>>

I enjoy singing my songs in front of people. I enjoy being involved in making the artwork for albums and stupid stuff like that. ---->>>

I like the anonymity that directors can have about their films. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I might just write a novel next. I don't know! ---->>>

I play piano every day. I enjoy that. ---->>>

It's cool to be recognised by your peers.

It's cool to be recognised by your peers.

Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I enjoy singing my songs in front of people. ---->>>

I don't intend to stop making music. ---->>>

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

I make pop culture. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. And writing Langston Hughes replica poems became me wanting to write like Stevie Wonder. ---->>>

I feel like I was writing as I was learning to talk. Writing was always a go-to form of communication. And I knew I could sing from being in tune with the radio. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Of course awards matter.

Of course awards matter.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-28, 1987
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Occupation: Musician

Christopher Francis "Frank" Ocean (born Christopher Edwin Breaux; October 28, 1987), is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. Known for his idiosyncratic musical style, Ocean first embarked on a career as a ghostwriter, and in 2010 he became a member of hip hop collective Odd Future. He released his breakout mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, to critical acclaim in 2011 (wikipedia)