I just came across this quote in a book review by Anthony Marra in the August 10, NYT Book Review. Mara was reviewing a novel that deals with the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He says, "We come to understand that time is a solvent that can convert even failure into states of grace."
This quote jumped out at me as a variation on Charles Yu's quote, "Time is a machine. It will convert your pain into experience."
Time seems able to do just about anything except go backwards.
Get out your highlighters and mark up your books for these periodic quotation collections. Remember, the quote, the source (NikolaiFyodorov), and why you chose it, if there's a reason.