Frank Ocean Quotes About Love, Success, Music, Life, Songs, Lyrics

Frank Ocean Quotes About Love, Success, Music, Life, Songs, Lyrics

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

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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.

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I need to know how many records I’ve sold, how many album equivalents from streaming, which territories are playing my music more than others, because it helps me in conversations about where we’re gonna be playing shows or where I might open a retail location, like a pop-up store or something.

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I had writer’s block for almost a year.

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

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It started to weigh on me that I was responsible for the moves that had made me successful, but I wasn’t reaping the lion’s share of the profits, and that was problematic for me.

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Art’s everything we hope life would be, a lot of times.

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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.

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The Internet made fame wack and anonymity cool.

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Boys do cry, but I don’t think I shed a tear for a good chunk of my teenage years.

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

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I think we all change each other’s paths. I don’t know which law idea that is in physics, but I don’t think any of us can live without affecting one another.

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

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

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I wrote ‘Channel Orange’ in two weeks. The end product wasn’t always that gritty, real-life depiction of the real struggle that happened.

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I don’t fear anybody‚Ķ at all.

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You can’t think; you just gotta do things.

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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.

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I was a thug.

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

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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.

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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.

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How we experience memory sometimes, it’s not linear. We’re not telling the stories to ourselves. We know the story; we’re just seeing it in flashes overlaid.

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I don’t have any secrets I need kept any more.

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It’s more interesting for me to figure out how to be superior in areas where I’m naive, where I’m a novice.

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The Internet is just another experiment showing us more sides of us.

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Obviously, the cinematography of films is art, just as a still shot can be art. If I’m watching a Wes Anderson movie, the colour palettes alone, and the way they’re painted, could be art. With music, you’re a little bit limited, of course, because it’s only audio.

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As long as your intentions are solid and about growth and progression and being productive and not being idle, then you’re doing good in my book.

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Because I’m not in a record deal, I don’t have to operate in an album format.

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I’m about being the best.

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It’s cool to be recognised by your peers.

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When you write a song like ‘Forrest Gump,’ the subject can’t be androgynous. It requires an unnecessary amount of effort.

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Here’s what I think about music and journalism: The most important thing is to just press play.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Of course awards matter.

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

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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.

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I believe that I’m one of the best in the world at what I do, and that’s all I’ve ever wanted to be.

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You gotta make sure the listener is listening to you, so if you put it into a song, often times, if the song is striking enough, then you can really deliver the story most effectively while keeping the ear of the listener the whole time.

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Sometimes, I want to talk on a song and be angry, because I am angry. Then there’s always a part of me that remembers that this record lives past my being angry, and so do I really want to be angry about that? Is that feeling going to have longevity?

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I don’t intend to stop making music.

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

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Super-envious of the fact that Daft Punk can wear robot helmets and be one of the most famous bands in the world, while also understanding that will never be my situation.

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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.

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I hope not to define myself by suffering.

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I grew up in New Orleans. I had just moved into my dorm at the University of New Orleans, and I was doing laundry, and my mom called me, like, ‘We’ve got to evacuate. There’s a hurricane’s coming.’

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I’ve gotten used to being Frank Ocean.

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I’m big on what’s in good taste.

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I never think about myself as an artist working in this time. I think about it in macro.

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The work is the work. The work is not me.

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In the studio, we adhere to a strict colour code. Developed over decades, the colour code consists of a finite and precise colour palate… The whole world as we experience it comes to us through the mystic realm of colour.

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All in all, I just don’t trust journalists – and I don’t think it’s a good practice for me to trust journalists.

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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.

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I worked my face off.

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It’s not essential for me to have a big debut week; it’s not essential for me to have big radio records.

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I guess I’m just inspired to tell stories.

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When I did have some success, it further emboldens you to be like, ‘No, I’m just going to write what I feel I should write.’

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I make pop culture.

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Who is Frank Ocean?

The American singer, songwriter, record-maker, photographer, and visual artist is Frank Ocean. Recognized for his unconventional, original and elliptical musical styles

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