"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."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Frank Ocean on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Frank Ocean on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Frank Ocean on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Frank Ocean on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Frank Ocean on Pablo Picasso
"I feel like I was writing as I was learning to talk. Writing was always a go-to form of communication. And I knew I could sing from being in tune with the radio."
"I feel like I was writing as I was learning to talk. Writing was always a go to form of communication."
"It's cool to be recognised by your peers."
"The idea of recognising your strengths and using them in as versatile a way as you can is cool to me."
"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."