Famed author and poet Maya Angelou who died Wednesday morning at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was commemorated on Twitter by scribes, celebrities, sports stars and politicians in a way that seemed fitting -- by sharing her words.

Angelou’s son, Guy B. Johnson, said in statement posted to Facebook on Thursday that his 86-year-old mother “was a warrior for equality, tolerance and peace.”

“The family is extremely appreciative of the time we had with her and we know that she is looking down upon us with love.”

On Twitter, Angelou quotes were shared by those who appreciated the poet, whose work had a strong influence on the civil rights movement. Angelou was remembered as a “national treasure,” an inspiring figure and “one of the greatest women this world has ever known.”

Here's a sampling of the tributes paid to Angelou on Twitter: