Read these 30 Frank Ocean quotes for some of his soothing thoughts and ideas.
Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean was born on October 28, 1987. He started his career writing music for other artists with the likes of Justin Bieber and John Legend. In 2010, he joined the hip hop collective Odd Future. He then released his first extended play Nostalgia, Ultra. It spawned the song “Novacane”, which made it to the Billboard Hot 100.
The initial success of his EP led him to secure a contract with Def Jam Recordings in 2012, allowing him to work on his debut album Channel Orange. Released in July 2012, it debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard 200. Highly acclaimed, his first album won him the Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammys.
The song “Thinkin About You” also got him a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year. His second album, Blondie, was released four years later in 2016. Just like its predecessor, it was a critical success even though it was released without a label following his dispute with Def Jam.
Ocean’s rise to success is something he worked consistently hard for. He moved to Los Angeles in 2006, determined to pursue a career in music. In less than three years, he succeeded in getting into the industry as a songwriter, and eventually a singer.
He worked at numerous fast food and service jobs to financially support himself while also struggling to fulfill his dreams. Ultimately, he did. Now, he’s well-regarded for his distinctive musical style, his songwriting praised for its elements of introspection.
Here are 30 Frank Ocean quotes on life, love, and having fun as you go along.
Just remember; someone loves everything you hate about yourself. – Frank Ocean
Go for someone who is proud to have you. – Frank Ocean
Work hard in silence, let success be your noise. – 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 believe that marriage isn’t between a man and woman; but between love and love. – Frank Ocean
Those who are heartless, once cared too much. – Frank Ocean
The worse part of being lied to is when you realize you believed it. – Frank Ocean
This has always been my life and no one else’s, and that’s how it’s always been since the day I came in it. – Frank Ocean
When you’re happy you enjoy the music, but when you’re sad you understand the lyrics. – 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
This unrequited love, to me it’s nothing but a one-man cult. And cyanide in my styrofoam cup. – 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 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 fear anybody… at all. – 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 recognised. – Frank Ocean
Smile, it’s easier than explaning why you’re sad. – Frank Ocean
Distance sometimes lets you know who’s worth keeping and who’s worth letting go. – Frank Ocean
Once I catch you in one lie, it makes me question everything you said. – Frank Ocean
It’s a bad religion to be in love with someone who could never love you. – 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
There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness. – 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
You can’t think. You just have to do things. – Frank Ocean
People are just afraid of things too much. Afraid of things that don’t necessarily merit fear. – Frank Ocean
Don’t ever play with someone’s feelings, you could win the game but you could lose that person forever. – Frank Ocean
You just do what you can and you have as much fun as possible. – Frank Ocean
It’s not always easy to be transparent about your emotions and sometimes the music can get heavy. – Frank Ocean
Never run back to what broke you. – 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 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. – Frank Ocean
Share these 30 Frank Ocean quotes just because he makes the simplest, most honest revelations about life and love.