By Kiley Bense
September 04, 2014 at 09:26 PM EDT

Fans and colleagues everywhere were devastated to hear the news on Thursday that Joan Rivers had died at age 81. But, as any true fan of the witty comedienne would know, she wasn’t one for melancholy. (In her statement announcing her mother’s death, daughter Melissa wrote, “I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”) With that in mind, many chose to honor the queen of the pointed zinger with tweets capturing her funniest and most powerful quotes.


“People say money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.” Joan Rivers

— Jamie and Knox (@PopcastPod) September 4, 2014


“You’re going to get what I think is the truth, and it’s going to be raw.” -Joan Rivers

— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) September 4, 2014


“My daughter & I are close. I call her every day & say the same thing, ‘Pick up, I know you’re there.'”–Joan Rivers — katierosman (@katierosman) September 4, 2014


A favorite quote on Joan Rivers, from a favorite article on Joan Rivers, appropriate today:

— Megan Cassella (@mmcassella) September 4, 2014


“One of the most rebellious things a woman can do is allow people to think she’s mean.”

— Iva Dixit (@ivadixit) September 4, 2014


Love this Joan Rivers quote about style: “It’s like herpes, you either have it or you don’t.” Thanks for all the laughs.

— Ashleigh Ruhl (@AshleighRuhl) September 4, 2014


Sad to hear Joan Rivers has passed… My fav quote: “No more Botox for me, Betty White’s bowels move more than my face”. #RIP

— Johanne McInnis (@Whiskylassie) September 4, 2014


My fave #JoanRivers quote ever: “I don’t excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.” Word.

— Aurelie Donzelot (@AurelieDonzelot) September 4, 2014


RIP Joan Rivers. You gave me my favorite quote ever. “When you can laugh at yourself no one can ever make a fool of you.”

— Patrick Keenan (@Brandx4830) September 4, 2014


@Joan_Rivers: With all the plastic surgery I’ve had I’m worried that when I die, God won’t recognize me!”

— Brooke DeGirolmo (@BrookeDeGirolmo) September 4, 2014


“I succeeded by saying what everyone else is thinking.” – Joan Rivers

— Stefani Romagnoli (@StefRomagnoli) September 4, 2014


“At my funeral, I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents.” – Joan Rivers

— Caitlin Frazier (@CaitlinFrazier) September 4, 2014

“I must admit I am nervous about getting Alzheimer’s. Once it hits, I might tell my best joke and never know it.” – #JoanRivers

— JenDuckworth (@savvyjenjen) September 4, 2014


Don’t be sad about @Joan_Rivers. To quote her: “Think positive. Make a list. “One, I don’t live in Bosnia. Two, I never dated O. J.”

— Gigi C. (@GigiClark4) September 4, 2014


“I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag.” Even today #JoanRivers is making me smile. #vale

— Michael Idato (@michaelidato) September 4, 2014


RT @LeeTRBL: “All babies look like Renee Zellweger pushed against a glass window” – Joan Rivers

— Aunt Z (@MissZindzi) September 4, 2014