My travels in the ancestral mazes have memorized uncounted places and events which I never desire to see repeated. I have seen peoples and planets in such numbers that they lose meaning even in imagination. Ohhh, the landscapes I have passed. The calligraphy of alien roads glimpsed from space and imprinted upon my innermost sight. The eroded sculpture of canyons and cliffs and galaxies has imprinted upon me the certain knowledge that I am a mote.
This is one of my favorite quotes from God Emperor of Dune. I think Calvin’s Spaceman Spiff fantasy makes a good comparison to Leto II’s introspective tendency.