There’s a Norwegian expression similar to «If you want to play you have to pay»:
"Den som er med på leken, den må tåle steken"
… I just discovered that I’ve lived all my 24 years long life saying the expression wrong; namely streken instead of steken (the heat). And for some reason I just feel completely failed as a human being being a gramar nazi and all. Lady C’s writing a book about it. *sigh*