...Which kinda changes the meaning. The quote is from Wilde's play A Woman of No Importance, which explores sexual hypocrisy in Victorian society. And although the play may ultimately criticize male-female double standards, this quote comes during a scene in which two men discuss the shortcomings of women. A line leading up to this quote: "You should never try to understand [women] ... If you want to know what a woman really means — which, by the way, is always a dangerous thing to do — look at her, don't listen to her."