Alan Watts. I think that this is a great quote. It sums up my belief that the only meaning to life is the one that you create. This highlights the importance, to me, of relationships. The way you treat the people around you is the most important thing. At the end of the day all we really have is time and I believe that time is best spent being nice to people you come into contact with.
Alaska says this to Miles. Miles would remember this quote very well because it is one of the only hints that Alaska may be depressed. Even though she jokes, makes the book quite humorous, and makes Pudge laugh--she reveals a vulnerable part of herself.