Any kind of creative activity is likely to be stressful. The more anxiety, the more you feel that you are headed in the right direction. Easiness, relaxation, comfort – these are not conditions that usually accompany serious work.A-Z Quotes. 2020. TOP 25 QUOTES BY JOYCE CAROL OATES (Of 453) | A-Z Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.azquotes.com/author/11022-Joyce_Carol_Oates [Accessed 16 June 2020].