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He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is

hirashin

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He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead.

It seems that this is a quote from Albert Einstein. But I don't understand what it means. Could someone explain what it means?

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I think it pertains to someone who does not process his/her emotions, is unfeeling, or no longer "alive".

It is an interesting quote from an intellectual, who is often seen prioritizing logic over emotions.
 

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It means that a life without emotions isn't worth living. If nothing impresses or touches (感動) you anymore, you're essentially already dead.
 

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If you want to fully understand it, you need to also see the text that comes just before. Here is a longer version:

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."
 
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