"Then how do you change [the world]?"
"By being strong and true."...
"The best change you can make is to hold up a mirror so that people can look into it and change themselves. That's the only way a person can be changed.""By looking inside yourself," Zia said. "Even if you have to look into a mirror that's outside yourself to do it.""And you know," Maida added. "That mirror can be a story you hear, or just somebody else's eyes. Anything that reflects back so that you see yourself in it."
Charles de Lint (Someplace To Be Flying)