Anarchism is indeed the infantile stage of communism, albeit only insofar as we accept that it is also a foreshadow of its old age. As the venerable old man who, after decades of struggle, can without shame and ridicule lay claim to a second infancy, so must communism learn to view the anarchist perspective not merely as what was left behind but also as what must be regained. If marxism is direction, anarchism is life. And even as, being grown-ups, we know that we have to give direction to life, we must also remember, as we yearn for our senile childhood, to ceaselessly give life to direction.
Translated (somewhat loosely) from this aphorism of Radical Desire’s Antonis.