Now here's a lovely game you can play when you're next at a dinner party and there's a lull in the conversation.

Simply whip out your smartphone and do what Sarah Silverman did on Conan O'Brien's talk show this week.

Sadly, as you'll see, the 'Conan' people are clearly a little over-sensitive, and censored it somewhat. But rest assured: you'll definitely get the idea.

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  • Gilda Radner

    "I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships."

  • Shelley Winters

    "I have bursts of being a lady, but it doesn't last long."

  • Jane Austen

    "A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can."

  • Roseanne Barr

    "Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself."

  • Audrey Hepburn

    "Make-up can only make you look pretty on the outside but it doesn't help if you're ugly on the inside. Unless you eat the make-up."

  • Sarah Millican

    "Big girls don't cry? Yeah, they do. They cry 'cos they're fat, they cry 'cos they can't get a boyfriend, and they cry 'cos there's no trifle left."

  • Katharine Hepburn

    "Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then."

  • Nora Ephron

    "I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most of them, but never the potatoes that went with them."

  • Tina Fey

    "Here's the truth: there is an actual difference between male and female comedy writers. The men urinate in cups. And sometimes jars."

  • Bette Davis

    "I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box."

  • Zsa Zsa Gabor

    "I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?"

  • Dorothy Parker

    <em>In response to a letter from her editor asking for more stories during her honeymoon:</em> "I've been too fucking busy - or vice versa."

  • Cher

    "The trouble with some women is they get all excited about nothing - and then they marry him."

  • Phyllis Diller

    "The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public."

  • Virginia Woolf

    "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman."

  • Carol Burnett

    "When I was growing up in Hollywood, I thought you had to look like Betty Grable or Tony Curtis to get anywhere in showbusiness. But I never worried about my looks too much. Some people said I looked like Tony Curtis."

  • Maria Bamford

    "I used to be afraid of relationships. Somebody would ask me out and I'd say 'Just take my purse, don't hurt me.'"

  • Simone de Beauvoir

    "This has always been a man's world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate."

  • Victoria Wood

    "All my friends started getting boyfriends, but I didn't want a boyfriend, I wanted a thirteen-colour biro."

  • Rita Rudner

    "Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it's quite the opposite: a woman having large breasts makes men stupid."

  • Gloria Steinem

    "I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career."

  • Kristen Wiig

    "It's 2011. Women do that stuff... Women swear. Women get drunk. Women pass out in their own vomit."

  • Sarah Silverman

    "I don't care if you think I'm racist, I just want you to think I'm thin."

  • Lucille Ball

    "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

  • Sophia Loren

    "Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got."

  • Jo Brand

    "How do you know if it's time to wash the dishes and clean your house? Look inside your pants. If you find a penis in there, it's not time."

  • Dolly Parton

    "It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen."

  • Mae West

    "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted."

  • Lucy Porter

    "The gender roles are pretty fluid in our house - I've assumed quite a lot of traditional 'dad' tasks, like taking out the bins and drinking too much port."

  • Joan Rivers

    "I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor."

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    "A woman is like a tea bag: you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."

  • Whoopi Goldberg

    "An actress can only play a woman. I'm an actor - I can play anything."

  • George Eliot

    "I'm not denying that the women are foolish: God Almighty made them to match the men."

  • Ellen DeGeneres

    "Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that."

  • Amy Poehler

    "I've always dreamed of growing up to be Amy Poehler."

  • Lily Tomlin

    "I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific."

  • Marilyn Monroe

    "I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it."

  • Lizz Winstead

    "I think, therefore I am single."