Frank Ocean Quotes.
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.’
I’ve gotten used to being Frank Ocean.
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?
Here’s what I think about music and journalism: The most important thing is to just press play.
Art’s everything we hope life would be, a lot of times.
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.
You just do what you can and you have as much fun as possible.
I guess I’m just inspired to tell stories.
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 don’t fear anybody… at all.
I can’t usually stomach a project after I finish it, but for those days and weeks and months that it’s new to me, I do listen to it, and it might change over time, but it’s about function.
It’s not always easy to be transparent about your emotions and sometimes the music can get heavy.
I never think about myself as an artist working in this time. I think about it in macro.
Boys do cry, but I don’t think I shed a tear for a good chunk of my teenage years.
I might just write a novel next. I don’t know!
Never run back to what broke you.
Once I catch you in one lie, it makes me question everything you said.