The 'mission statement' for all my 'Sentiment Mapping' projects

"Let me hope the whole of that landscape we shall essay to travel in is visible and may be known as there all at once; let this be borne in mind, in order that, when we descend among its windings and blockades, into examination of slender particulars, this its wholeness and simultaneous living map may not be neglected, however lost the breadth of the country may be in the winding walk of each sentence."

James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,
first published 1941, reprinted London:
Picador Classic, 1988, p.111.