Frank Ocean is a singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper, photographer, and visual artist from the United States.
His unique musical style, contemplative and elliptical songwriting, and vast vocal range have earned him acclaim.
Music critics praise him with reviving jazz and funk-influenced R&B and expanding the genre with his creative approach. He is regarded as an alternative R&B representative.
We have outlined some of the best quotes from Frank Ocean for you.
Best Frank Ocean Quotes
“Don’t confuse my personality with my attitude. My personality is who I am, and my attitude depends on who you are.” ~ (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).
“I’m about being the best.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“Those who are heartless, once cared too much.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“Distance sometimes lets you know who’s worth keeping and who’s worth letting go.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“Just remember; someone loves everything you hate about yourself.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“Smile, it’s easier than explaining why you’re sad.” ~ (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).
“Go for someone who is proud to have you.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
Top Frank Ocean Quotes
“Don’t ever play with someone’s feelings, you could win the game but you could lose that person forever.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“Once I catch you in one lie, it makes me question everything you said.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“You just do what you can and you have as much fun as possible.” ~ (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).
“The idea of recognizing your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me.” ~ (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).
“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).
“My TV ain’t HD, that’s too real.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“I believe that marriage isn’t between a man and woman; but between love and love.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“If it brings me to my knees, it’s a bad religion.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“I don’t know anything and neither do you.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“I’ve been thinking about forever.” ~ (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’m extremely compassionate, loving, all of those warm fuzzy things, but the outer shell doesn’t project that all the time.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
Famous Frank Ocean Quotes
“I know that we sin but I do believe we try, we all try.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“The worse part of being lied to is when you realize you believed it.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“It’s a bad religion to be in love with someone who could never love you.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“It’s cool to be recognised by your peers.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“As a lifestyle you always being the focal point is innately unhealthy.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“Each individual’s success as a solo artist is pretty much a win for the whole team.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“Of course awards matter.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
Popular Frank Ocean Quotes
“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).
“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.” ~ (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).
“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 don’t have any secrets I need kept any more.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“I’m not a centerfold.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“I play piano every day. I enjoy 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).
“As a man I am not a killer. I’m an artist and a modern person. I’ll choose sanity.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
Inspiring Frank Ocean Quotes
“I like the anonymity that directors can have about their films.” ~ (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).
“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 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).
“A friend of mine jokes that I have a painstaking royalty complex. Like maybe I was a duke in a past life.” ~ (Frank Ocean).
“Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story.” ~ (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).
“I don’t intend to stop making music.” ~ (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).