Be brave… - 'Be brave my heart, have courage my soul.'
'Be thou my vision O Lord of my heart'… - Words from the Irish poem "Rop tú mo Baile", and often attributed to Saint Dallán Forgaill in the 6th century.
Courage… - 'Courage, perseverance, patience.' Inspiring words from a friend of Cassandra.
Dare, always dare… - Specially created by Cassandra for the Old Vic to commemorate their 200th anniversary in 2018.
Do not follow… - 'Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and make a trail.' Inspiring words from Cassandra's Cousin
Feet, what do I need them for… - 'Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly' Words from the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Follow a map to its edges... - 'Follow a map to its edges. Let the journey unfold before you', Unknown. From the 35th anniversary collection 2020.
Give me the Serenity… - engraved with the words of the prayer: 'Give me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference'.
Go Confidently… - 'Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.' (Thoreau 1817-1862)
He who feared… - 'He who feared he would not succeed, sat still.' OR 'Sedit qui timuit ne non succederet ' (Horace)
I am the master… - 'I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.' From the poem Invictus by W. E. Henley
If you dont... - 'If you don't explore you'll never discover'. From Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Winner of the National Poetry Day Competition.
La Modernite, c'est transitoire... - "La modernité, c'est le transitoire, le fugitif, le contingent, la moitié de l'art, dont l'autre est l'éternel et l'immuable. Il y a eu une modernité pour chaque peintre ancien." (Modernity is all that is transitory, ephemeral, within the realms of possibility, that half of art, whose other is eternal and immutable. Each old master was modern once.')
Live as if you were... - 'Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.' Mahatma Gandhi. Winner of the Durham University Charity Fashion Show competition in 2019. A donation will be given to Stop The Traffik and Fashion Revolution.
Love the life… - 'Love the life you live, live the life you love' Inspired by the words of Bob Marley.
May love abound all round - In memory of Horatio Chapple, an aspiring doctor. A donation will be given to Horatio's Garden.
Never Assume - 'Never assume…' from a friend of Cassandra.
Only with… - 'Only with long experience and the opening of your wares on many a beach, where your language is not spoken, will you come to know the worth of what you carry. The delicate goods of justice, love, honour, forgiveness and courtesy are valid everywhere'. (Freya Stark, British explorer and writer)
Onwards... - 'Onwards…' from the writings of Henry Worsley the Shackleton expedition explorer who died in 2016. A donation will be given to the Shackleton Foundation.
Our Father - 'The sower Arepo holds the wheels with care.' The words for this pendant are a secret code for the words of the Christian Our Father prayer. It was a secret code that the Christians had on the outside of their house during the Roman Rule. The Latin Words are a Palindrome. SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS
Qui vit sans folie… - 'Qui vit sans folie n'est pas si sage qu'il croit'. Madame Guerlain, He who lives without fun is not as wise as he thinks.
Shackleton - 'May tomorrow see the end of all our difficulties. Difficulties are just things to overcome after all.' (E.H. Shackleton, 1909, Antarctic expedition)
The greatest glory… - 'The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.' From the words of Nelson Mandela. A donation will be made to the Desmond and Leah Tutu legacy foundation.
The world is your oyster... - A quote from William Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives of Windsor.' From the 35th anniversary collection 2020.
Visible things... - 'Visible things are temporal, the Invisible are eternal...' Words engraved from St Paul's letter to the Corinthians Ch. 4 verse 14 - chapter.5 verse 1.
When I hoped… - 'When I hoped I feared… since I hoped I dared.' Words from the poem LXVI by Emily Dickinson 1830-1886.
You are braver…- 'You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.' A.A. Milne
You cannot discover... - 'You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore', Andre Gide. (On ne découvre pas de terre nouvelle sans consentir à perdre de vue, d'abord et longtemps, tout rivage) from Les faux-monnayeurs (The Counterfeiters) (1925) by Andre Gide. From the 35th anniversary collection 2020.
New quotes added for 2021:
What is it you will do... - 'What is it you will do with your one wild and precious life...' Mary Oliver.
Always remember... - 'Always remember the sense of wonder in the everyday...'