One example of a quote about desire is "Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart," by Rumi. Another example is "The natural desire of good men is knowledge," by Leonardo da Vinci.
Rumi was a Persian poet, Sufi mystic and theologian during the 13th century. He is one of the most popular and best selling poets in the United States, as of 2015. His original works were written mainly in Persian, but they have been translated into many languages. While he was also an Islamic scholar, his works transcends national borders and religions.