Diem Brown, a longtime star of MTV’s “The Challenge” reality series, died Friday at the age of 32. Over the course of a decade, Brown battled three rounds of cancer, most recently in her stomach and colon, and still remained a positive TV personality, a show-stopping athlete and a favorite with MTV viewers. While fans mourn her death, take a moment to honor her life’s work and most memorable quotes.

On Her Battle With Cancer:

"I want people to know that the fight is worth it. And that's something that's so important for me." -- People magazine, October 2014 

"I know I'll be fine. I beat cancer once & I'm gonna do it again! I know God has a reason for every speed bump in life & I'm ready." -- Twitter, 2012

"It's my personal perspective that you live as hard and as vigorously as you can. My goals are something I believe in, because I believe I'm going to make it." -- People magazine, October 2014

On Her Dreams:

"I'm going to have a family and get married and the whole American, 2½ kids, white-picket-fence dream. It's something that's really important to me, because it means a long-term future." -- People magazine, September 2014

On Wanting Children/Freezing Her Eggs:

“I got ovarian cancer the first time at a very, very young age. Having a baby is normal … I wanted something normal. Yeah, being a mom is really important to me. I want to be able to have my kid."-- "Dr. Drew," 2012

On Robin Roberts Of "Good Morning America":

"Watching Robin say 'Good morning, America' made me instantly smile as you could feel the elated emotion shine from her eyes as she spoke. ... We need to see that there are real-life happy endings. The world is full of hardships, and when you are stuck in that dark place you yearn to grab onto any sort of light that can help you see there is hope."-- People magazine, February 2013

On Removing Her Wig:

“I can hear the shock like 'Oh,' and then I hear [co-star] Derrick [Kosinski] and he’s like, ‘Di, you look good!’ and then I start crying because it feels nice. … Ripping that thing off felt kinda good." -- "Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duel," 2006

On Beauty:

“Being in charge of who you are, regardless of outward appearances, is beautiful. And it took me having to lose it all to realize that.” -- Makers, 2012

On Being On MTV's “The Challenge”:

“This is a huge escape for me and it makes me forget that I have cancer. So I feel that if I can prove to myself that I can finish this challenge, I can completely do the next.” -- “Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat,” 2006

On Her Relationship With Chris "CT" Tamburello:

“Ovarian cancer does make you feel a little stripped of your womanhood. It wasn’t about the hair, it was feeling like I was damaged goods. Like, what guy is going to want someone with half an ovary? CT was awesome, like, making me realize there were guys that wanted that. He made me feel like a woman again. … It was real. I thought I was going to marry him." -- “Battle of the Exes," 2012