When you're happy you enjoy the music, but when you're sad you understand the lyrics.— Frank Ocean
The most bumbling Frank Ocean quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual
Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude.
My personality is who I am, and my attitude depends on who you are.
Those who are heartless, once cared too much.
Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.
Just remember; someone loves everything you hate about yourself.
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.
Distance sometimes lets you know who's worth keeping and who's worth letting go.
If someone breaks your heart, just punch them in the face.
Seriously. Punch them in the face and go get some ice cream.
Once I catch you in one lie, it makes me question everything you said.
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.
The worse part of being lied to is when you realize you believed it.
This unrequited love, to me it's nothing but a one-man cult/And cyanide in my styrofoam cup
My TV ain't HD, that's too real
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.
As a lifestyle you always being the focal point is innately unhealthy.
I'm about being the best.
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
I'm extremely compassionate, loving, all of those warm fuzzy things, but the outer shell doesn't project that all the time.
When you are happy, you enjoy music, when you are sad, you understand lyrics
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.
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.
The idea of recognizing your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me.
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.
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.
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.
Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story.
With my art, it's the one thing that I know will outlive me and outlive my feelings. It will outlive my depressive seasons.
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.
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 feel like I was writing as I was learning to talk.
Writing was always a go-to form of communication.
A friend of mine jokes that I have a painstaking royalty complex.
Like maybe I was a duke in a past life.
I believe that marriage isn't between a man and woman; but between love and love.
Smile, it's easier than explaning why you're sad
I'm not a centerfold.
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.
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.
You just do what you can and you have as much fun as possible.
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.
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.
I don't know if I ever told you this before, but you're the only one I ever waited for this long.
Why see the world / when you got the beach?
Go for someone who is proud to have you.
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.
I know that we sin but I do believe we try, we all try.
Feelings that come back are feelings that never left
I've been thinking about forever
Of course awards matter.
I don't fear anybody... at all.
Each individual's success as a solo artist is pretty much a win for the whole team.